Well folks, I’m sad to report that I will be unable to update my blog until the 20th of August. The constant stream of knowledge and wisdom will falter if only for ten days while I travel to Portugal on a business trip. However, every cloud has its silver lining! I shall be in the Porto region during a wine festival, so shall endeavour to drown my woe over not being able to post in some quality Port wine.

I shall also attempt to procure a copy of Saramago’s ‘Seeing’ in Portuguese while over there, and give it a shot. With any luck, my next post shall be either about my impressions on his new novel, or a diatribe on my inadequate Portuguese!

All the best, and I’ll be back soonish!