Advance warning

Meanwhile, the year of destiny creeps ever closer. Time to go to next base, and advise the service provider that SMRS is coming. Surprisingly, they take it well, and even give the impression they would welcome our business. Clearly the firewall erected around our more nefarious activities is still doing its job, and is letting only good news filter through.

They ask a few pointed questions, though. Like when, where and how many? As if I knew. Were the SMRS a meritocracy, or better still a dictatorship, I could give the answers in a trice. But the potential trippers must be consulted, and given at least a nominal say in where they go and when. An AOB item for the AGM looms.