OK, people, this isn't going to happen for a few days. The post is written in my head, but my TMA is taking too much time. It's submitted Friday, so by the end of next weekend I should have got over the lightheadedness and managed to write something. In the meantime, there are loads of archives over there on the right (points --->) and loads of links to help you plan your next trip to Newcastle. And Pierre and Loria I will reply to your emails soon. Thank you :)
I can deal with conversations in the comments though. How are you doing? Tell me the most exciting thing that's happened yet in 2008.