Banished from the BA lounge since June when my silver card membership expired because I had done too little longhaul travel in this year of recession, I've been roaming around Heathrow Terminal 5, trying on perfume here, buying euros there, avoiding the free snifters of Scotch which at 7.00 am would be a very bad start indeed to what is going to be a very long day.
I have gone back to my old habit of coffee and almond croissant at the Costa coffee stand - let the conference weight gain begin!
I'm waiting for my
Dressed for the Arctic, in my woolly hat, scarf and gloves, I am prepared for the heavy rain and even snow forecast for
Colleagues have been reminding me that last time we were in