For some years now I have asked for money from family for Christmas and birthday which I use to buy treats - I have enough stuff and I don't want any more. So far I have had a tour of Northern Ireland, did the North Coast 500 drive [a fantastic experience] and a week in rural France with an ex-student and her family. And yesterday I booked five days in May in an eco-pod on the isle of Iona. You get a bed, a chair, a little table, electric light and a kettle, and do your cooking and ablutions in the farmhouse ten yards away. I am looking forward to it already. Someone once said that the gap between earth and heaven is tissue-paper thin on Iona, and that's how it makes me feel.