Hullo BBC website readers. Sorry Len, I think this probably pushes you into second place among our referrers.
Sorry also to new readers for the lack of updated content. This isn't really our fault; as noted below "Aaronovitch Watch" is in the market for a powerful telescope, second hand. Meantime, here's a nugget from Matthew Norman's Media Diary
A PERSONAL GROOMING development at The Times. New signing David Aaronovitch, makeweight in the transfer deal that took Simon Jenkins to The Guardian, has ditched the wispy strip of hair running from below the centre of his bottom lip to his chin - a look favoured by various members of So Solid Crew. The resulting boost in gravitas is estimated by leading academics such as Professors Peter Cole and Donald Trelford at anything between 25-45 per cent. It is thought likely that, in a tough no-nonsense counterstrike, Sir Simon will be fitting a tongue stud, but this has yet to be confirmed.
I wonder if this brand new "Blogger pictures" thing works.
Oh that's pretty cool.