Back in Melbourne now. We arrived in Sydney yesterday morning feeling very much worse for wear, and quickly got to work changing our flight home. I’m sad we won’t be at Sleaze Ball in Sydney – the buzz seemed pretty positive in spite of the driving rain – but of course we have had such a wonderful couple of weeks that Sleaze Ball couldn’t compete anyway.

I’ll pick up the pace over the next couple of days once my chest and head start to clear. Expect lots of political commentary in the coming week before we toss John Howard on the scrap-heap of history next Saturday night. Melbourne readers who’d like to join us for an election night shindig in Buggery Mansions are welcome to get in touch.