About Laura Kuenssberg
Most of the politicians are on holiday, and after his encounters with the US president, so is Nick.
So for the next few weeks I'll be tending to the blog. I've been working in Westminster since 2003, becoming a political correspondent via BBC Two's Daily Politics, Newsnight and other encounters with BBC News across the country over the years.
Highs? Nail-chewing moments as the results dripped in while I was reporting the last US Presidential elections from Washington DC. Talking our way in to a prison for the first ever live outside broadcast for the BBC from behind bars.
Lows? Spending weeks filming the cull of thousands of animals during the foot and mouth epidemic. Being caught in a hailstorm during a live broadcast at an old coal mine wasn't so much fun either.
I have never however, as some assume, worked full-time in my native land, Scotland. So sporadic trips to Holyrood Parliament, including telling the story of the May election for the 10 o'clock news, have to suffice.
I studied history at Edinburgh and at Georgetown University in Washington DC, indulging an interest in politics stateside. But Westminster goings on are plenty to keep me busy. Parliament may already have packed up for the summer but with Gordon Brown keen to keep the political momentum, and the Conservatives determined to try and get it back, don't be surprised if this turns out to be a very political summer.