Well I'm still in the UK. My departure has been delayed a week because my visa clearance did not come through in time. It was held up because of local elections taking place in Northwestern Province and the folks who should have been dealing with my visa were busy counting votes. So I've had an extra week in the UK catching up with family and friends and some much needed sleep. I am just waiting for my passport, visa and tickets to be delivered before 1pm today, which is just as well as I set off for the train station at 3pm. Bags of time then. Hopefully the next entry will be from Sri Lanka...