St David's Day: they think it's all over - it is now
It's a marathon, not a sprint but the St David's Day finish line has finally been crossed.
It began a week ago with a gift of daffodils to the Commons Speaker and ended with this afternoon's Welsh affairs debate in the House of Commons.
In between, we had a chapel service and receptions in the House of Commons, the Foreign Office and Lancaster House.
The hosts included the Welsh government, the Wales Office, the Welsh Labour MPs and Plaid Cymru. Plaid passed round the quail's eggs (there's an election coming) as they celebrated the 40th anniversary of the arrival of Lords Elis-Thomas and Wigley at Westminster.
Tory Glyn Davies summed up the week on Facebook: "MP's life can be succession of 'social' events if you let it. I rarely join in but we did tonight. First was Welsh Secretary's St David's 'week' reception in the Foreign Office. Genuine opulence. Good to speak to Chinese investors there. Then called at a Dairy UK 'cheese reception' for top class produce. Then popped into Plaid Cymru reception for a chat and lovely singing. Plaid know how to enjoy their politics. Nothing wrong with that. Then finished up at an Easyjet reception on Terrace. Needed to relax after all that so back to work by 9.00 to recover!"
MP warns NHS record could cost Welsh powers support
It was supposed to be a debate about a scandal in the English NHS.
But it took the (English) Health Secretary less than 10 minutes yesterday before he switched focus from the Francis Report on events at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to healthcare standards in Wales.
MPs seek answers over future of Severn bridges tolls
It was, suggested more than one MP, the Roy Hughes Memorial Debate.
MPs spent 90 minutes this afternoon discussing tolls on the Severn bridges, a subject close to the heart of the late MP for Newport East. You can judge for yourself later whether they emerged any the wiser about the future of the bridges.
Silk sequel gets a considered response at Westminster
So what happens next? Ultimately, it is is for Westminster to decide whether or not to give away the powers Silk says should be transferred to Cardiff Bay.
Welsh Tories display united front in Downing Street
I counted them all in and I counted them all out.
Conservative Members of the National Assembly for Wales, two Wales Office ministers and one MEP arrived this evening for their annual meeting with the prime minister in Downing Street.
MPs and peers celebrate St David's Day at Westminster
It may still be February outside the Palace of Westminster, but inside it is already St David's Day.
As my photograph shows, Speaker John Bercow took delivery of a bunch of St David's Day daffodils this morning from pupils at Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain.
PM: "Welsh government need to get their act together"
So there we were, standing by for the new-look, no-singing, no-dancing Prime Minister's Questions, where "yah-boo" politics was replaced by a Socratic dialogue on the major issues of the day.
Yes, was the first time MPs had the chance to question David Cameron, since Commons Speaker John Bercow wrote to the party leaders to ask them to clamp down on "yobbery and public school twittishness" during PMQs.
"Unforeseeable" event puts spoke in ministerial visit
Rhys Jones: Welsh "too sensible" for independence
Why is support for independence in Wales so much weaker than it is in Scotland?
TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones has put forward his answer - Welsh people are "too sensible". The Cardiff-born broadcaster warned that there's a tendency to think of Wales "as a sort of subject nation, or a repressed place or a special case".
Weathering the storm, and those Barnett consequentials
It's the question I get asked - and ask - more than any other: what's in it for Wales?
Today, MPs have been asking the same question of (UK) Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, who was summoned to the House of Commons this morning to answer an urgent question from his Labour shadow on the disruption caused by the weather.