No-one would have believed, in the earlyish years of the twenty first century, that this blog was being watched from the timeless worlds of the internet. No-one could have dreamed that it was being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of travelling to the Western Sahara. And yet, across a few bits of Powys and Shropshire, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this endeavour with dubious eyes; and surely, eventually, we will fill our pans with couscous.
One sleep to go.