I'm off for the next two days to a conference tackling important issues like poverty, inequality and for all I know hatpins. This primarily involves a big dinner dance where one is seated against one's will next to a lunatic and lots of drink.
In other words I'm off on a decadent, hypocrisy jolly, which as I found out on Monday that I am being made redundant I intend to enjoy to the full. I will behave like a conquering Viking throughout or perhaps Henry VIII, I haven't quite decided yet.
Still at least I'll be in the right place to get help adjusting to a life of leisurely poverty.