Today, Muslims throughout the world are celebrating Eid, the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. As always, after a month of fasting, it will be a joyful occasion, so Eid Mubarak to everyone!
My house will be busy with relatives and friends, coming and going, and sharing their Eid greetings. Although I will be doing my best to join in, I have been ill recently and will be hoping to get a little rest amid all the festivities!
Unfortunately, I am not well enough to attend the Green Party conference which starts today here in Birmingham. I was due to join a panel on public sector cuts alongside Billy Hayes of the Communications Workers Union on Saturday, and I am sorry I am not going to be able to make it. I wish all my friends in the Green Party a successful conference.