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. Â Bags are being prepped, bookings are being finalised. Â We’re almost on the road (or in the air). Â Our sincerest thanks to those left behind, Marianne and Miss 14. We owe you one!