Hardly was I home after a snow-extended stay in Copenhagen (ironically, caused by less snow at Heathrow than fell on my last night in Denmark) before the phone rang and THE question was asked. None of the niceties like "Did you have a good journey?", "Was it an inspiring conference?" or even "Was Brett Gonzales there again this year?" but straight to the point. "What did you bring me home from EuroSTAR, Daddy?"