Sharp-eyed plotters will have noticed the Octagon is sporting a fresh coat of paint. Thanks go to the painters.

There were hopes early on that a colour scheme of alternating stripes of Meconopsis Blue and Primrose Yellow might be entertained, but apparently, some plotting convention requires all painting to be done in drab green or battleship grey.

From left to right: Mike, Norman, Gordon, Monet, George and Stuart

To be honest, the end-result still looks pretty stunning!