Thanks to Mr Magoo for the following picture
Don't worry - I haven't lost the plot. If you've been around people who work for Microsoft recently you may have heard them refer to "next year" when in reality they meant some time after today - this can be quite confusing as most people outside the company naturally think we're referring to Calender year 09. We work on a financial year that starts on the 1st of July hence my "Happy New Year" for Financial Year 09.
Many of us have been planning our activities for this financial year since February.
If there's something you'd like to see us doing in the UK then do please hit the "comment" button and I'll see if we can fit it in if it's constructive.