Just back in and have to say that I have developed the gift of envy as our son sets off for Luton Airport (sadly none knew who Lorraine Chase was - must be a generational thing) en route to CERN and the large hadron collider!
When I was his age we were supposed to be happy with a visit around Ford's Dagenham car plant (and we were, we was grateful for things in those far off, halcyon days) or a visit to the EverReady battery manufacturing plant and the pinnacle of all visits: Battersea Power Station; but a visit to Switzerland and a chance to play science in a place where science plays such a large part?
Back home I wonder if our children realise just how privileged they are today - I know we didn't when we were their age.
I guess it's true that today is the great days we used to have in thirty years time :-)
Time for bed methinks.