There’s always one isn’t there. My mate Dr Graham Etherington with whom I have shared many happy hours on the roads since 2002 between Stoke and Norwich and Norwich and Grimsby or wherever has rather found himself in a spot ie. at a conference in the USA in the very same week that The Mighty Potters are involved in some football match for the first time in 148 years. So he is doing the only thing any sane man could and is flying back home on a 24 hour emergency leave. I asked him to send me a picture of his departure and he staged this one earlier as there will be nobody to about take it when he leaves. But there may be some people on this side to greet him when he arrives ie 25,000 pissed-up Stokies (official allocation, same for them, freeloaders get the rest). I wanted to be clear about the precise start point of this epic journey and Graham emailed as follows: I’m leaving my cabin (called Maniatis) at the Cold Spring Harbor (sic) Laboratory on Long Island, New York. I’ve been here for The Biology of Genomes Conference 2011.
Heroic; meet you at the Bobby Moore my friend.