It's the first day of the school holidays, but no break for me. Banks work all year which is probably just as well. Winter is clearly just around the corner: Andrew brought a vat of soup to church yesterday, and he only does that when the weather is cold. A happy weekend, though an action packed one, with exhibitions, shows, fine dining and some space to relax, though not enough. Oratory tonight, along with preparation of my own speech for Thursday morning.