With impeccable timing - I have spent the last week in Bavaria, inflicting my terrible German on my wife's relatives.
However, Londependence has not been on holiday during a momentous week in British politics.
My colleagues have been out marching and protesting against the prorogation of parliament. I want to say a big thank you to them, and everyone else, who turned out. London's democratic voice, along with others, must not be silenced by the regressive and autocratic English constituency that has seized control of UK politics.
I also want to say thank you to everyone there who spoke with us, took our leaflets and gave our message a fair hearing. We would love for you to get involved in what we're doing. We are small and new but that means this is a great place to bring ideas and drive and to be heard and to make things happen.