Flew from Luton to Berlin. Nearly flew from bloody Stanstead but thankfully realised before things got out of hand. Somehow blame for this early near-debacle has been laid at my doorstep which I fail to understand since I wasn’t even awake at the time.

Perhaps I should take a moment to describe my travel buddy, Runty. Runty or Greg New as the courts know him is a 32 year old beer loving, sports mad, travel junkie from NZ who labours under the illusion that Hamilton is not only tolerable but is actually a happening and exciting place to live. Thankfully he isn’t this deluded in other parts of his life. No doubt there will be much more on him later.