In just over a week Miss 12 and I will be headed to Europe for shennanigans. There’ll be time in Normandy to celebrate the birthday of the fabulous Ellen Klages, with a side trip to Mont Saint-Michel, Paris, with patisseries and museums(!), and London (with Loncon3!). I don’t know if I ever actually thought we’d get to this point. Bags are being prepped, bookings are being finalised. We’re almost on the road (or in the air). Our sincerest thanks to those left behind, Marianne and Miss 14. We owe you one!