As any person of consequence and tone is well aware, blogger Old Holborn is standing for Parliament in Cambridge in the coming General Election.
He announced via his blog that he was going to be canvassing in Cambridge today: "Feel free to ask me awkward questions".
CF lives in the area, and the intentions were good: go to the town marketplace and become a part of the political process. Ask questions. Share views. Take part.
But the meadow by the river in Granchester, just at the edge of town, was so peaceful, and the sun was so very warm, and the beer in the cool box was so very, very cold that .. somehow .. the day seems to have slipped away.
And after all, politics are important, but they're not that important...