I’m in Wellington, New Zealand, where I arrived yesterday after about 22 hours of flights and airports. And that was from Seattle – already quite a distance from home.
Meanwhile, back in the UK, Tony Blair is congratulating Nick Sarkozy. In French. Pretty good French, too, in so far as I’m a judge. Certainly better than Margaret Thatcher’s.
The fact that I can watch it, comment on it, even rebroadcast it from my hotel room in New Zealand also says a lot about how the world has changed since Maggie’s time.