On Tuesday I'm off for a week's holiday on Lake Como - well, not on it, but by it to be more accurate. We've got six days at Montrasio (southern end of the lake) and then I'm speaking at a political communications seminar held by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Caddenabia. The villa where it is taking place was apparently once owned by Mussolini, so someone told me, anyway!
So if you have any recommendations of things to do - or not to do - in the Lake Como area, do let me know. We're hiring a car, so we can travel as far as we want.
This also means that I won't be able to go the LibDem conference this year. It was a tough call - Como or Brighton. That won't, of course, prevent me from keeping up a running commentary!