It's a week of revelation, dear reader, as I announce the four most significant things to happen in the Geegeezosphere over the next quarter. And, between now and the weekend, I'll be sharing all four.
First up, today's revelation is more akin to me personally imparting a bit of information about my plans for the rest of the year. The answer is that I will be doing more of the same!
Ah come on Matt, that's not much news, is it?! Sheesh, if that's news, I can't wait for the other three disclosures! Ahem...
Ok, so the more interesting element of this is that I will be taking a two month geographical sabbatical from glorious Hackney, as I take up temporary residence in sunny (or at least sunnier, this time of year) California.
That's right: laptop clutched firmly in hand, I'll be clambering aboard the iron bird for a twelve hour transatlantic wriggle-and-kipfest (please, please don't let there be a small child within wailing and whining distance of me!) that will see me land in San Diego in the very southwesterly corner of the good ol' U S of A.
The sunny sojourn starts a week today, Monday 2nd November.
My itinerary, fluid as it is at this stage, is as follows:
Monday 2/11 Land at San Diego, and try to find some accommodation for the main part of my stay
Thursday 5/11 Fly to Los Angeles, and head across to Pasadena. Read up frantically on Breeders Cup form.
Friday,Saturday 6,7/11 Take in the magnificence of Santa Anita racetrack and the equine brilliance of the Breeders Cup. (Many reports to follow of this, my favourite, flat meeting in the global calendar).
Sunday through Tuesday 8-10/11 Get thrown out of so many up-class Hollywood / Beverley establishments as I can possibly muster...
Tuesday evening 8/11 - Fly to San Francisco for six days or so.
Then... who knows? I think it'll be a bit of a road trip back down towards LA, before settling for five weeks or so in San Diego.
From a Geegeez reader's perspective, the impact should be transparent. That said, you may receive emails notifying you of posts at curious times in the day. Southern California is eight (or maybe seven) hours behind us here in Blighty, so the emails may arrive at apparently daft times.
I'll return to the chill of inner London on 29th December, with a possible long business weekend in Manchester at the end of November, when normal posting time service will be resumed.
So, big news for me, which I wanted to share with you all. But, in real terms, it should have little or no impact on you.
Emails will still be responded to (though it may occasionally take me a day longer - please bear with me in these instances); posts will still be scribbled; there may be the odd photo or video of warmth or US racing, which I hope will add some colour to the early part of winter.
More news to follow later in the week - probably Wednesday... Stay tuned!