i had a great trip up to nottingham on friday and saturday. as ever, when i go up there, we just ended up having a few drinks and chatting but it's always really relaxing. what was great was that we sat outside for several hours with a jug of pimms soaking up the spring sunshine.

unfortunately, i seem to have broken my gps. i did drop it in melbourne but it seemed ok at the time. but driving down the a14 near cambridge it suddenly claimed i was in yorkshire and travelling at just short of the speed of sound. now the new car is fast, but honestly, there are speed cameras and everything!