I spent some of the weekend at Brighton to hook up with old friends at the Lib Dem Conference- and the atmosphere is positive. I hope to return this evening, but I am extremely busy, so my plans perforce must remain flexible.
I have been shortlisted in Aberdeen, so I will also need to be at the other end of the country for most of next week (but only after attending the England-Estonia match at Wembley).
It is always good to to meet old friends from across the country, and I am also profoundly encouraged by the increasing sense of purpose in the party. Nick Clegg's profile in today's Indy was also a really interesting and effective exposition of Liberalism.
Despite the iffy press so far, I think this is set to be a good conference.