I thought I might start the week with some good news for the Clamberons.

Namely that the blogging and the tweeting may go a little quiet for a few days.

Because very shortly – perhaps this will cheer them even more – I will be under a general anaesthetic.

Nothing serious, just a bit of ENT that needs a bit of sorting, with an emphasis on the N (no, not drug-related, have never done that nonsense).

I was due to have the operation a few weeks ago but the election got in the way. It will probably be my final contact with the NHS before the change of government kicks in, so I am feeling safe in its hands.

Over and out.

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