Yesterday was a momentous day at the Grace and Favour apartment. News arrived from our antipodean outposts of the arrival of a friend's baby, Lady P-G and I had a little something to celebrate ourselves and, most importantly, it was the first day at school for the eldest master Pedant-General.
Here he is, looking extremely smart.
I expect that, before long, the little chap will be required to account for his time during the long summer break (on which topic, more later).
Indeed, he may even be asked to suggest what he might do if he finds, unexpectedly, that he is charge of the country. Oddly enough, your just - yet merciful - Pedant-General finds himself in almost exactly the same position.
Although I will admit that my appointment to the Cabinet of a would-be Dictator has come as something of a surprise, my getting a post of this sort and in this manner is not exactly without precedent....
I would appear to be in really extremely good company.
The precise brief within the Home Office remains vague, which I suppose presents opportunities in itself. I shall keep you posted so that you may all adjust your behaviour to stay on my side of the law....