I’ve been a bit lax about the blog this week – I was out of the office at the beginning of the week, struck down by the lurgy. Still, no excuse really. And today is my last day in the office before Christmas. I’m taking some extra time in the New Year, so won’t be back at my desk until 14 Jan, though I am on duty over Christmas, so am hoping it will be quiet! I was on duty over Christmas a few years ago (2003 f I remember well) and got woken up the first day by someone from Bloomberg asking if the Commission had a comment on the discovery of BSE in the US. Cue a day of totally manic rushing around, TV interviews and a phone semi-permanently clamped to the side of my head. The funniest thing was that I had got dressed very quickly and not really taken notice of what I was putting on, until the TV cameras turned up and I realised I was wearing a T-shirt that said “Regret nothing, Deny everything”! Had to cover that up pretty quickly!
Anyway, best wishes for Christmas and New Year to my own version of Mrs Trellis of North Wales, and I look forward to taking up the keyboard again in 2009.