Fascinating cousins that Alison has. John came over from Dublin yesterday to check out a horse. I learnt all sorts of wonderful things about how to measure equine potential – horse assessment seemed to me about as difficult as the task of vocational discernment. So maybe we could set up a multi-disciplinary session with our DDO’s. And I’ve just been watching David singing in the Philharmonia Chorus in Beethoven’s 9th at the Proms – 4th row down and 19 across in the tenors in case you were asking. Became fascinated by that too – wonderful people singing their hearts out in the Ode to Joy – all dressed simply in black which somehow made you more aware of characterful and lived-in faces. And no music in their hands. It makes a huge difference. I’m a great believer in preaching without the script. I write it and I bring it with me and sometimes I even preach it.