Sir Humphrey: If you want to be really sure that the Minister doesn't accept it, you must say the decision is "courageous".
Bernard: And that's worse than "controversial"?
Sir Humphrey: Oh, yes! "Controversial" only means "this will lose you votes"; "courageous" means "this will lose you the election".
Love at first sight
The landing procedure at Pearson International Airport in Toronto was speedy. We were through immigration before our luggage arrived on the carousel. By nine o'clock at night we were in Prince Edward County, where it was very dark, cold and snowing. The owners of the lake-side cottage we were renting were warm and welcoming, emptying their fridge so that we would have something to cook for the next day's breakfast and presenting us with our first bottle of Prince Edward County wine.
We returned to England happy and relieved, ready to spend our last two months there tidying up our old lives, packing up our possessions and saying goodbye to family and friends.