In the immortal words of Sir Cliff Richard OBE:
We’re all going on a summer holiday
No more worries for a week or two
Fun and laughter on a summer holiday
No more worries for me and you
For a week or two
Yes, I’m leaving all you lovely readers to the tender mercies of Alison, while Katie and I disappear off to the United States of America for two-and-a-half week’s holiday.
Among other places I’ll be spending a week in sunny Manhattan. Just remember, my American chums, that if it wasn’t for the British, New York would still be New Amsterdam and you’d all be speaking Dutch. Ha!
Holland is of course a wonderful place and the Dutch a liberal, enlightened and intelligent nation with a cracking selection of beers. So, in reflection, sorry about that New Yorkers – if you’d stuck with the Dutch, life would have been so much better. I apologise.
Anyway, if I’m not shot by airport security for trying to smuggle small capsules of liquid and needles into the country in my hand-luggage and don’t succumb to swine fever, I’ll see you all back here in few weeks. Ta ta!