Off next week to San Sebastian in the Basque country of Spain to do the keynote at the ABLA conference.
While out-of-season seaside resorts always hold a certain charm for me (well, apart from Cannes, that is) I'm kind of hoping that the trip coincides with the beginning of Carnival - a very HERDy time in the calendar.
A time when people get together and - enthused, as the Ancient Greeks would put (that is, possessed by the deity) - challenge the rich and the powerful. A time when that HERD part of our nature is nearer the surface than perhaps we/they'd like
Maybe I'll just be there for the TInkers' parade. How appropriate, either way!
PS if you're going to ABLA, do let me know and come and say Hi!