Right. I have napped. I am ready.
I'm 'running a pro-active team to respond to street-incidents' or something like that.
Basically means I get a van-full of officers, and we're plain clothes (apart from the big 'police' flashes across our stab vests), and we'll turn up at certain places and check all is well, or be sent to 'hotspots', or generally mop up the idiots who can't just enjoy themselves without hitting anyone or generally causing trouble. But I think, until it really kicks off, we'll just call in other units to take away most of our arrests, so some understaffed custody suite can take the strain.
My forecast for the night is...a bit wet, fairly miserable, with moments of excitement. Might even get near to wherever this tasty snow/foam/mist is going to be...
To be honest, I quite like getting back to the streets. I will have a sergeant on my team, too, so if I get called away to a murder scene, there's little disruption to us. This will doubtless happen just before refs, because that's life. Meanwhile, my team will operate on skeleton without me, Sal or any of my other sergeants.
Sherlock wanted me to show you this - he made it at his Mum's. He has now informed her he wants the Meccano delivered to him. I can't lie...I want it delivered to him too! And by the look on John's face, he does too.
It was hers, I think. Or possibly their father's, but I get the impression it was probably Mrs Holmes', doubt she let stereotypical boy/girl toys stand in her way as a kid!
It's a little car - but he says if he'd had more time, he would have put rack and pinion steering on a bigger one. (He says this in the tone of one who has been very recently told what rack and pinion means, probably by his generous big brother.)
I got a new wallet for Christmas, which I have just attempted to transfer everything into - my old one was all bursting out at the seams, so clearly not everything fits into my new one. I have quite a lot of free coffee loyalty cards. Oddly enough, when struggling to squash everything into my new wallet, John and Mycroft 'helped' by splitting these between them, and Sherlock offered to take my money and two of my credit cards... No one wanted my various different cards which have no value, or driving licence etc.
So...stay safe, everyone, drink responsibly, don't get into a minicab you see on the street, call one, or get the place you are drinking to call one (or hail a black cab.) Use the free tube - free from 2345-0430. And have fun. Public service announcement over.
I hope all of you, who make these blogs great fun to write, and give me a lot of fascinating looks to things going on all around the world, have great New Years, and that 2014 is good to all of you.
And Danger, I'm sure your jumpers aren't made of spiders. Apart from that one...the one scuttling across the floor there.