I�m now back in the UK and have been catching up with a few folk. It certainly was a great trip and I�ve set up a travel blog called The Great Escape (better late than never) to share some photos. So far the first month, which included a couple of weeks in Paraguay, has been written up.
You may remember the post on SPR from a while back. It got turned into a letter to the Journal of Molecular Recognition which (to my great amusement) is treated as a publication by Google Scholar. It turned out the review that inspired the post had a few folk spitting feathers and I got the chance to join the fun. I�ve never figured out why people try to eat feathers.