Final preparations are underway for Ben's return to Rock HQ. He is as I type having a farewell drink with the boys in Cyprus before getting on the plane and coming home. We are one of the lucky families who's son has survived a tour of duty in the war physically unscathed and we count our blessings for that. We are now looking forward to weeks of him eating us out of house and home (sorry was that your bacon?), shouting at the dogs (Yes they are muddy), commandeering the TV remote (theres nothing on) , surprise guests (yes they can stay) , loud music (that's OK I like my ears bleeding) and forgetting to wash up. We don't think the war will have changed him that much.