Today was a first: I recieved an email from someone who I actually know and who has contacted me as a direct result of seeing this blog! The person concerned is James or “Jim” as he now is. He is my sister-in-law’s brother (or, as he reminds me “your brother’s brother-in-law”) and he writes: “Just had Matt [brother] and Jan [sister-in-law] for new year drinks, pizza and curry. Well done with the plan to do Eurovelo 5. Best of luck with it. Will follow the web site.” What a nice message. Thanks Jim!