And as year’s end approaches there’s the above, which I’ve only just now seen on the Twittersphere, though I think it’s probably been there since May or so. I have no idea who took the picture. It’s me on the left and top photographer Stuart Wall on the right, having a so-so pub lunch in Lewisham, in London. I find it both hilarious and oddly touching; my expression of insouciant concern, Stuart’s fierce yet tender concentration on his peas. I'd finished my own peas, and in fact also fish and chips, a long time earlier, since the service was, if we're being polite, amazingly patchy. Oh England.