I was obviously never cut out to be a new Samuel Pepys. I note with writerly shame that the whole of October went by without any posts from me here. But I hope to make up for lost time. All being well, I hope to be able to report both from the Co-operatives and the World of Work research conference (organised jointly by the International Co-operative Alliance and the ILO) and the ICA Global Conference which begins immediately after it. Both are in Antalya in Turkey next week.