Today I am preparing for conference.
Tomorrow I will be joining the massed ranks of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool for our Autumn Federal Conference. What has been billed as our largest conference ever.
I had wanted to have completed a number of projects and have had some things prepared before conference began. The theory being that I could then make the most of the opportunities of the week and get more out of it. Of course I have finished none of these things. I haven’t even properly gone through the conference agenda.
I don’t know why this happens. Every year I tell myself that I will prepare well in advance, and then every year things turn out to be rushed. Physicists tell us that time is constant.* Physicists lie. It isn’t. It bends and contracts according to what is most inconvenient.
So, today I am preparing for conference.
* I know they don’t actually say that. They say that time bends with gravity. At least I think they do. But I thought it was a good line.