Ms Woolf and I about two thirds of the way through our little trip, and I'm a little nervous to say so, but I'm feeling a little chummy, we'll see how it turns out. It really is a wonderful story! I'm just about to embark on the 19th century, after leaving behind Dryden, Swift and Pope and their ilk. Drank a won'ful won'ful bottle of San Pellegrino that did an admirable job of helping me NOT feel like ate a hogshead of sugar this morning (ie, it's lying pleasantly to me). I have a mild concern as I've finished all my spice drops... I should be opening them now, not finishing them! Jason, you fool!