So – some detective work by one of my readers has turned up the following. It is a Samsonite case, like my missing one. It is red, like mine. It is described as being ‘used’ – like mine, because I put things in it when going on my holidays, like a normal person. The vendor, oddly, does not have the keys. Very suggestive. Could it be mine!?
The answer’s no. It’s not the same one. It’s too scratched. Mine was in relatively decent condition. But nonetheless – this is exactly the sort of work we need. We now have a full complement of Famous Fivers (actually two Annes, but it’s fine to job-share). From time to time I’ll be asking them to report back to me. Of course, the search is open to all. This kind of tactic is what I want to see more of: looking round the internet for completely innocent items and wishing really hard that it was my suitcase. This is almost certainly going to bring us the goods in the end. Or at the very least we should take down a smuggler or eat some macaroons like the Five always do.
More worryingly, though, yesterday’s Comments reveal that we are having a few problems with the campaign to win next year’s Eurovision. Nothing to panic about as we’ve still got most of the year to go, but I’m going to have a bit of a think about this and get it back on track.
Tomorrow’s blog: actual career news (maybe).