Happy Friday

System's down here… so it's quiet. Much to do when it comes up. Bleugh.

Small world syndrome strikes: I called my predecessor as Feltham and Heston Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate yesterday. First time I've spoken to him in years. Probably not since 1998. Turns out his girlfriend is about to start as junior reporter in the Dereham office of the Eastern Daily Press – exactly the job that I began my journalism career on in 1991. She'll probably even get my old desk and coffee mug.

Canteen update: this morning it looked like locusts had hit it. No cheese on toast. No eggy bread. No fried bread. No dark roast coffee. I took the last two bread rolls and thanked my lucky stars there was marmalade left.

Sometimes life is cruel.