Now, not wishing to blow my own trumpet, but I believe I can teach young Toby a thing or two about holding centre stage...
Alert readers will have spotted that I am not in my normal living room. No indeed, we have upgraded for the weekend. Do you like my new residence?
There is another dog staying here too, called Max, and we have what are apparently known as 'dominance issues'.
I shall tell you more about this most interesting little holiday* at Inshriach House (near Aviemore) when I return to Aberdeen next week.
Meanwhile, Gail is saying "You've got to learn, Bertie, that it's not all about you."
But she's wrong about that, isn't she....?
*I have, of course, been continuing to work on my climate paper, in between other stuff..