We were awake just long enough yesterday to watch President-elect Obama make his speech. Thank heavens the US made the right choice – and what a landslide too.

There’s another national election this week – on Saturday – and, while in London, I took the opportunity to exercise my democratic right to vote.

I don’t think I’ll trust the Magpie with perspective in photos again, but I do like the red bus in the background.

More photos and a match report soon…

M-H – Liberty was fabulous – beautiful, festive, hideously expensive, but fabulous. What an amazing building. It was a toss up between it and Fortnum & Mason as the two department stores I could have (and nearly did) spend whole days in.