I'm away to Switzerland in 7 days - really loking forward to it. Swiss culture is great. And clean. :) And very scenic. I really wanted to get down to Cork this week but i just ain't going to have the time, so I'm missing a birhday that was pretty important for me to attend. I'll have to try to be there in spirit.
Oh, and I finally was given the 1st series of "the Wire" to watch. And it's everything its fans have said it is. It's fricking fantastic. If you haven't watched it, go do so now. But you do need to watch every episode in order - it's a slow burner, but a really worthy one. HBO make the best television.