This is a picture of The Kev, a good friend from New Zealand who’s just gone back after quite a few years providing good-natured company in Sweden. His lovely family go later this year. He was never intimidated by the weather and loved being in the snow as much as my dear departed dog, Bonz, although those two facts are not related. I miss Kevin a lot and look forward to a yarn and putting the world right again – our major pastime – in Aukland. Now, if water goes down the plughole in a different direction does beer taste different under the Southern Cross?