Hello everyone. I am in Holland. My hotel room in Noordwijk is small, but perfectly formed. It has a balcony on which I can stand and smell the brisk breeze coming off the sea. It is almost midnight. I'm feeling ashamed for addressing several Dutch people in English without even asking "Spreekt u Engels?" first. Of course, they can all speak English which only makes it worse. I left Cambridge at 3 PM. It's my own fault for choosing Sleazyjet when on expenses. I just wanted to say a hearty thank you to all the people who responded so thoughtfully and at length on my previous post. I will reply in kind as soon as I can, but this is unlikely to be before Thursday as I will be at ESTEC every day from 9 AM to 6 PM and then have work to do. In the meantime, I leave you with a photo, which you can click to view a set of photos I've taken of the London Elephant Parade.
Ampersand & Me, Hyde Park Corner