Two negotiating teams are facing each other like ancient foes come to rest at last. Spoils are being shared and debts apportioned, while outside in Middle England's green and pleasant lands much wailing fills the air. Jerusalem has been taken, only to be divided, and those doing the division are Michael Gove and Alex Salmond. Scots. The old fears have come to pass.
Pity, really, as its attractions are numerous and varied. From strolling along the Pont Adolphe en route to a fabulous faux-peasant cuisine lunch, followed by a visit to the Palais Grand Ducal to admire its frontage, Luxembourg has its charms.
Still, we can at least comfort ourselves with the knowledge that while we may not have come within a sniff of the Grand Duchy, our money has a high old time there.