Huge putts and breaking stories
I have been asked by at least six people this week why I have not blogged for the past fortnight. One of them added that they "don't actually read it" but that is still five people who have missed it.
I would like to say the reason for its absence is down to some sort of Jason Bourne-style mission in Peru. But, it is actually because I have been moving house. Anyone who has young kids knows that even jobs like changing a bin bag can take on epic proportions, so shifting all your possessions is a monster process.
I hope you enjoyed last week's live show from Loftus Road, where we broke the news about the Football Association's decision not to dock QPR any points. It is very rare that you get to break a huge story like that and even rarer to be in the perfect place to do it.
Anyone who wants to be a journalist should pay close attention to Dan Roan, our sports news correspondent. Reliable contacts are a good journalist's sword and shield - and Dan has plenty of them. Anyway, we had asked him to come down to Loftus Road just in case something happened - and it proved to be the right decision.
During our chat about Manchester United's Premier League title decider with Chelsea, I saw Dan disappear out of the corner of my eye with a mobile phone to his ear and re-emerge holding a microphone. The editor motioned to me that I needed to bring Dan on - and he promptly broke the news five minutes before anyone else. It emerged that the QPR directors learnt the club's fate by watching Focus in their boardroom.
There were pockets of cheers around Loftus Road as the news filtered out. A bloke with a sombrero started waving a flag and the whole mood changed in the space of 60 seconds. It was like a wake had suddenly become a 21st birthday party and someone had thrown Vanilla Ice on the sound system - other music is available.
Lawro and Warnock discuss QPR's future. Photo: www.backpageimages.com
That change of mood was epitomised by the two appearances during the programme of QPR boss Neil Warnock. During the first, he looked tense and agitated. In the second, he was liberated, having watched some of his players cry when news that the club had avoided a points penalty had been relayed to them in the dressing room.
There are, of course, questions about why and how the FA came to their judgment. Was it a cop out? Do Swansea have a case? What about the example of Luton Town, who were docked 10 points for financial irregularities?
There are a number of valid arguments but it puzzles me that some people are addressing their anger to QPR. Yes, they broke some rules, but any questions over the punishment should be directed to those who govern the game. The biggest query of all is why we got to the final weekend of the season with the matter undecided?
I also went to see West Ham United co-owner David Gold last week and I thought he gave a very honest assessment of his club's plight. He invited us to his grand home in the Surrey hills and even made a cup of tea. I am not sure he was too happy with the P-reg Saxo parked outside his mansion but he did not shirk any of the difficult questions.
Gold and Hammers boss Avram Grant have both targeted seven points from their last three games to stay in the Premier League which means they have to win the last two against Wigan and Sunderland. I also met up with two Tonys - Gale and Cottee - this week and they both fear the worst for their former club. They feel that any team in the bottom half of the table would take West Ham's squad over their own, so that leaves the finger of blame for their predicament pointing firmly at the manager and players.
Lee Dixon's newspaper column last week highlighted the poor attitude at West Ham training, so, barring a change in mentality and a huge slice of fortune, it looks like Championship football next season for the unhappy Hammers.
I wanted to show you this, though. Gold has a 19-hole golf course in his back garden and one of the greens is a beast. Fast, vast and with slopes like Everest! We were having a little putt before the interview and our cameraman, Danny, was thankfully filming the action. What you are about to see below ranks as one of my finest sporting achievements. It is up there with scoring two goals for Hazelwick against Thomas Bennett in a County Cup final in the early 1990s.
We are looking ahead to the FA Cup final this week. Stoke's Danny Higginbotham, who was great last time we had him on the show, will be joining us again. Garth Crooks has also spent some time with Potters boss Tony Pulis, while we have also managed to get former team-mates Robbie Savage and Roberto Mancini back together. The show is back to the normal time of 1215 BST.
Any questions or comments, let me have them below. As always, you can find me on twitter at twitter.com/danwalkerbbc.