Yes believe it or not it is nearly three weeks now since your barnacle escaped the clutches of the sea. Tomorrow I must go back to serve that other mistress in my life - Mrs. Neptune.
Then again in these enlighten days of same sex marriage it maybe Ms Neptune, or even Master Neptune!
Whilst I'm away this time we will be remembering on April 2nd the thirtieth anniversary of the last time our Armed Forces had an honourable success. Supported of course by our Merchant Navy.
Well I hope you have all enjoyed the past three weeks, I look forward to you joining me again when I return. Whilst I expect Total's problems in the northern North Sea will still be with us, Cast Iron's grip at the top of the Coalition's totem pole might not be so sure.
I'm taking the SCCRC's Lockerbie report back as bedtime reading, so I might have figured out the Golfer's idenity by the time we all meet up again. So till then -