I don't normally post on the weekends but I will probably be off-line for a few days.
We have some very unexpected guests from Amsterdam, courtesy of the volcanic eruption in Iceland. They were at a conference with John and are now stranded, along with many other people. Hopefully they will be able to head home by Saturday.
When I talked with my parents yesterday planes AND trains in Britain were not running and the import/export trades are starting to feel the impact.