I was back at Magdalen for a gaudy, and to catch up with friends
as I last left England, thick snowflakes had just started drifting down
now the seasons were turning again
winter was finally loosening its grip around Addisons
we scattered my grandfather's ashes in this peaceful place years earlier - I'm always glad to return
after Oxford I visited Adam and Jo in Devon, spending time with their lovely young son, Rohan
back at Hartland Point, in time for a rare burst of sunshine
Adam was preparing to stand for election to parliament for the Liberal Democrats
It was interesting discussing prospects, just before the television debates set the contest alight
days after I left his campaign HQ, the date for the general election was announced
the Lib Dems eventually took the plunge into a risky coalition with the Conservatives
fingers crossed for silver linings...
it was fun and a little nostalgic to do a last road trip in my old car
no - not that old car, silly...
... but while on the subject of historic events, Spurs beat Arsenal!