As I blog we are half way the agenda for our EuCLUTS (European Committee of Leadership in Umbrella Technology and Sophistication) board meeting. It has taken 3 days so far but that it is what happens if you hold a meeting which starts with dinner and drinks with EuCLUTS' leader, dynamic party animal Pepe Ohdearie. We have now been out "on it" for hours and have seen every nightclub and disco in Brussels (about three). I expect we will get to AOB on Friday lunchtime.
I can hazily recall meeting Barbara Windsor at some point. Carry on Gamping has always been one of my favourite films so it was an honour to chat to her.
But it is all a pleasant respite from the UK where the bankers are still being disgustingly greedy and the unions are threatening merry hell. Now as you know, BUBB is not a Union and I never said it was except when I did. But if we were we would be more constructive in our approach than Rob Craven and his ilk. Apparently he is threatening a campaign of civil disobedience. Which I think means that people should not give up their seats for Tories on the Tube. He has even threatened strike action against his wife for suggesting he get his nails cut. No doubt my old sparring partner Donnie Fiddly of Divide will soon also be throwing his over-salaried opinions into the mix and blaming umbrella organisations for everything.
When Cameron and Gnat Pee talk about citizens being empowered to take collective responsibility, a winter of strikes wasn't quite what they had in mind.