It is a time of great pride on Planet Bureaucrat today, as Ros is debuting in her new role today, that of Chair of the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee D.
Responsible for scrutiny of EU proposals on agriculture, fisheries, environment and energy, it seems to me to be particularly appropriate for a Suffolk peer to be involved, and I suspect that Ros will prove to be rather good.
There is some travel involved, as Chairs of the various national Scrutiny Committees do meet from time to time, so I can expect to see a little less of her, and have more discussions on, for example, how best to travel to Vilnius or Riga (in the case of Vilnius, inconveniently...), as meetings take place in the country holding the six-monthly Presidency of the European Council - Lithuania from 1 July, then Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
And so I can expect there to be lots of talk about fish, nuclear power and trees in my future. Hopefully, there will be reference to the pig industry too. Pork...