Now, all I need to do is to look forward to the big trip. It is true that it will be spoiled by the oil spill that hangs over just where we want to go. Still, I can get enough of my summer at a swimming pool in the back of the house where we will stay. That is already a good picture of holiday for me, considering that I pass most of the time under the middle European climate which has just given us a period of long, persistent and annoying rains. Two more weeks, and we are off to our Babi Gayle.