Been away on a two day golfing trip with Mrs D. We played Porthmadog yesterday, and Dolgellau today. Were going to play Porthmadog twice, but climbing over the sand dunes like a mountain goat ricked my back, and I needed something a bit less strenuous today. So it was twice around the gentle nine at Dolgellau - with a buggy! Beautiful views of South Snowdonia. Stayed overnight at Portmeirion. Special treat. Stopped for coffee at The George Hotel which I also associate with lovely views. We're planning a few days in Ireland in late October, and then that's it until the General Election.
Just catching up on emails and blogs. There's so much of it. I've just started reading some of the policy stuff that's coming from Conservative HQ. I've never been much for reading policy documents and manifestos, etc. but I've decided to make an effort this time. I'm even a touch disappointed that I can't go to our Conference in Manchester this year. But I'm not a 'conference man' at all, and I'll probably learn more from reading about it.
As reading the comments on a post over on Iain Dale's blog I came upon this wonderful clip of Neil Kinnock speaking with Ed Stourton. You really must listen to it. It's so funny that I'm not sure it can be real - it must be Rory Bremner. After this performance, he was lucky not to be interviewed by Andrew Marr about mood swings. In passing, I thought Marr was out of order, asking such a naff generalised question of Gordon Brown on Sunday. If he was going to raise the subject at all, it should have been in depth about precisely the stuff that has been circulating on blogs. The question would have been better left unasked. I dread to think what someone as fiery as Kinnock would have done.