Wake up flick through channels. Watch film - spookily this first film of my second stay here is that of the first book I read in September. Is there a cycle repeating here? If I see Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal before I leave, I guess so.

Stroll into office and sure enough, we have neither internet nor mail. Seems the chequebook we told HSBC to leave at the bank for collection was posted to Mumbai because there was no-one at the Bangalore office when the courier brought it around. They just can’t do anything right. ISP woes eventually cured by pooling and paying in cash. Wallet is now a great deal lighter.

Lunar Eclipse last night and the moon went red. It was “so exciting in fact that the cat got up to watch it from the window,“ said an interviewee on the BBC News site.

Return to UK put off by remaining house mate agreeing to pay rest of rent until I return. Phew.