With little time to indulge in my passions as work issues take over with meeting after meeting and any down time being taken up with preparation for Christmas.

Tomorrow I take a train before dawn to Lancashire where it will pass through meadows, woodland and over streams, no doubt through pouring rain which in some areas like South Bucks and Herts is needed to balance the water table for rivers such as the River Chess and Colne.

Whilst thinking about rivers and their upkeep and restoration I was interested to spot today on the windscreen of a Bentley Coupé a sticker for the River Exe Project, a river I have fished as a teenager and fond of. I wondered what the owner of this fabulous car had to do with this project.