I have now posted some of John Upham's wonderful photographs from the final of the Winton Capital British Chess Solving Final. You can see them here.
Outside in the road, a couple of contractors are just finishing their third day of digging to provide me with a new working telephone cable. During the whole time they have avoided the old cable, so ensuring that my broadband carries on working. Quite when the switchover to the new cable will be I don't yet know.