I've spent the past ten days in London. It's been cool. I saw some excellent art. Katka came over for the weekend and we ate some terrific food. I popped in on the Prince Caspian post-production crew and got to connect with those blighters. Saw a friend from the Russia days who I hadn't seen in about 14 years. London makes quite a contrast with Luxembourg. All-in-all, not bad, but I would not like to live here. Why? Well, there are closed-circuit cameras *everywhere* and the atmosphere feels slightly paranoid to me. It's one thing to try to minimise crime; it's quite another to try to eliminate it altogether.