Has it really been over a month! Time flies when you're busy.
I've spent most of the last month or so charging round the region visiting constituency campaign teams, regional conferences, training events etc. Without giving any secrets away I can say that there is a lot of very positive activity across our key seats.
Nationally we are gearing up for the election which is firmly expected in the spring, and at local level our campaigning is really getting going.
There has been a bouyant mood at the various Regional Conferences and training days I have attended. A mixture of celebrating the summer by-election successes and looking forward to the general. It is good to be part of a party that is actually looking forward to the chance to get our message across!
I have managed some time off as well. I went to see the Manic Street Preachers at Wembley last week, which was excellent. I haven't seen them since the early days and they were just as good as ever.
I am currently listening to various CDs by The Wildhearts, Mostly Autumn, Marillion, Queen, Springsteen, Muse, Manics and Suede.
I have been watching the Marbles on the Road DVD from Marillion's tour earlier this year, the Lord of the Rings trilogy (in chunks), and the new Battlestar Gallactica on Sky One. I keep missing The West Wing because it tends to clash with getting the kiddies ready for bed time. Is it me or is this series of Teachers not so good?