After a send off night at Nanny's and one final chorus of Go Hom British Soldiers for the summer I raced to the airport with Paddy, barely arriving with my life intact and on time for his plane. Paddy departed for 7 weeks in the Peoples Republic of China and will be missed for everyday of that time. He will be checking into the blog and keeping us apace of his adventures. I look at Paddy as a modern day Marco Polo (Italian) during his sojourn in the east. So that leaves the Duc and the Poet for my Nanny companions!!