.. and so to another colleague who has just left the BBC to set up, I wish her all the very best.
18 years with the BBC, in almost all of the current affair departments.
Is she missing it. No she says.
After a while you cross the proverbial rubicon.
You either stay the course for the long game, the news animal you are.
Or you cut your losses and bail.
At 40 plus, the news beast hasn't got less ravenous and you aren't so zippy.
As another BBC bod put it, whom I now work with. I achieved everything I knew I could.
Now that's every reason to move on.
Now he's taking stock, a broadside view of the industry, and has a few ideas to impart.