As everyone in the Rhondda (and far, far further afield I'm sure) now know I'm heading off to Tenby today. My colleague Vaughan had kindly offered to print me off a list of Internet Cafes in town - very kind - but these next few weeks are about working on that other coalition of compromises and fantastic twists and turns: the family.
Mind you Derek's promising driving rain and there's Monday's visit to Belfast ... Tuesday's cabinet announcement .. not sure I can get through both days without a quick visit to Caffe 25 on the High Street to see what my fellow bloggers make of it.
The Northern Ireland Political Editor rang yesterday. Mark Devenport is heading off to enjoy the rain in Donegal. Ah if only you'd sorted out that passport for the 3 year old LAST month ... He had the good grace to check how to pronounce Ieuan Wyn Jones' name, though curiously, they'd been told up there to expect a woman minister. Was there a plan to extend the Edwina/Ieuan roadshow?
Newsnight: take note. Last week he was Iuan, a couple of months ago he was Iuean. Isn't there a law that says a dozen monkeys with typewriters will eventually type a proper word? On that basis I suppose Newsnight should eventually manage a proper spelling.
Will Rhodri Glyn Thomas make it safely into the cabinet on Tuesday? Becoming a Plaid Cymru politician wasn't a fantastic career move when he made it but now there are real jobs to be had, it sounds as though he's pretty determined to bag a big one. Yes Minister. No Deputy Minister thank you very much. Can he afford that luxury? And will Ieuan Wyn fight to avoid the Culture brief? Wouldn't it work rather well for Labour to have a Plaid Minister defending 'inadequate' language policies?
Everyone seems agreed that Jocelyn Davies is in - if she wants to be. And how about Alun Ffred Jones? Gruff, yes but experienced and realistic about what running things actually means. In the last week Elin Jones seems to have had the word Deputy attached to her name every time it's mentioned and has that other Jones, Helen Mary, really upset her colleagues as much as some would have you believe? I did spot her getting down on her knees in front of the boss just as he was about to get up in the chamber and deliver his acceptance speech last week ... too little too late?
On with the packing.