Once again apologies for the lack of posting - last week we were on holiday in Oxford staying with my partner Linda's parents.
Once I've ploughed through 300-ish work and 150-ish council emails normal service will resume.
In the mean time I've missed the chance to celebrate Labour's poll lead hitting 10% according to YouGov - the highest lead they have recorded since November 2002.
I also missed Jack McConnell standing down as Scottish Labour Leader - I've got a lot of respect for Jack who was an excellent General Secretary of the Scottish Party before becoming First Minister - and whose solid record in government did not deserve the electoral defeat suffered in the Scottish Parliament elections this year.
As of tonight, his successor looks like it is certain to be Wendy Alexander after the entertaining news that not only can the Hard Left not scrape together 44 MPs to get John McDonnell on the Labour leadership ballot paper, they can't even find 6 MSPs to nominate a candidate for Scottish Leader.