Apologies for the unanticipated cessation of activity here. Despite best intentions, a couple of laptops and sundry Iphones, we couldn't get a reliable internet connection on that rather remote and extremely beautiful Portuguese hillside. Even the local internet cafe had a "sorry - no connection" sign posted on the door.
Actually though, it was useful to have a break as it gave me a chance to process it all. It might have been the Casal Mendes, and I will need to think more level-headedly about the epiphanies on the hillside and expose them to some more rigorous criticism on lists, but I do think I have got a better picture of what to do next in response to the Badman review - more of which later but in the meantime, should you have missed it, there is an excellent letter from Dani here.