I have one of those odd Skype numbers where you buy a ‘local’ landline number as part of your package. In theory it’s supposed to be so my pals can phone me for the price of a local call but in practise it means I just field a lot of wrong numbers.

Well a guy just rang from Dublin looking for a software company, and I got the most unexpected and sharp pang of homesickness on hearing his strong Dublin accent. I’m currantly looking for signs as to whether I should stay or go back to Ireland. Does that count?