And so I'm back - in the pages of this blog, and in the US of A. Over the next few days I'll share a few images from my trip back home to Blighty, and likely a few words to go with them.
This first image may be redolent of national pride, which is a little odd, since I'm not the most jingoistic man on the planet. But on this, my first trip home in three years, I found - to my surprise and delight - much to admire, recommend and take pride in, both in Manchester and London. England - there may be life in the old girl yet.