5th September 2012 - After sharing lunch with the local rotary club, where I sat between the president of the club and a lovely chap who turned out to be a judge, I was invited to give a shortened version of my normal 50 minute speech, as I was warned that some of the members had a tendency to nod off. I took this as a personal challenge and delivered a rip-roaring speech where not a single person had a chance of 40 winks, as there was so much laughing and banging of tables. At the allotted finishing time of 2:30, I was happy that there wasn't a single snore but many groans that it had ended so soon.