I've been away for ages. Good to see everyone, and wonderful to have hired Jamie full time! We expect great things from you. How I spent my summer hols: Looking for a home for when I retire next year. Looks as if it will be to California! Being married 22 years to a Californian gives one an in, it would seem, on the visa issue. ;)Visiting people.Oh, and skydiving. My daughter had wanted to do it for her 18th birthday, but we weren't able to do it then. She's 19 now and we went to this place: http://www.skydivesandiego.com . If you click on the link, there's a video in the upper left called 'tandem dive'. That's exactly what we did -- same airplane, same field, everything. Exhilarating!