Back to business
It's quite hard to adjust to late November London after spring in Kiwi land. The weather here seems miserably cold and it's awfully dark, although I did have a nice nature encounter yesterday - a hawk flew up from the ground just five feet in front of me, carrying a mouse. It alighted on a branch close by and then devoured the unlucky rodent. A beautiful bird, it seemed quite out of place in our urban setting.
The week ahead is a relatively quiet one. Tomorrow there's a masterclass on 'Brettanomyces: friend or foe' by Matt Thomson, and then on Thursday evening I'm doing a seminar for Women in wine on alcohol levels.
Then on Friday we're off for a family weekend away in the country, to celebrate a significant birthday for myself and my twin sister. Being a twin is odd: you have to share a space that most people have to themselves. And if you are both different sexes, is there an influence from your sex hormones on the other twin and vice versa? This could have all sorts of developmental effects, particularly with regards to brain development.