Well, it’s almost the end of another year so what has been going on for me? Well, I’ve done some cool stuff at work and can now call Python one of my favorite programming languages (along with C/C++). Outside of work I basically spent the first few months of 2006 getting over my broken ankle but since then I have got back into my salsa (although not doing Tee’s class as much as I would have liked) and been back windsurfing again. Windsurfing wise, I have made some marked progress; carving 360s in the straps on both tacks (almost every time in good conditions), decent backwind gybes on starboard tack, one-handed upwind 360s on port tack (in the straps) and generally improved all of my other moves such as Donkey gybes, etc. The best progress has been with learning the Vulcan (sailing on flat water, pop the board, pivot around the nose and land sliding backwards) during my second week in Dahab. With luck I will crack it next year along with the flat water forward loop which I also got close to pulling off in Rhodes this year. The only other windsurfing points are clocking 60kph on a JP Super-X 86 (using a Navman GPS which does not read very highly!) and winning the Thursday racing at Brog. Lastly, I started working on my family tree… a very addictive pastime indeed but I have been making good progress!