I'd just like to wish all the families in America struggling with the aftermath of hurricane Irene well.
It can be a very difficult time coping with the loss of property or even worse loss of life.
I suppose the one saving grace is that the storm wasn't as bad as was originally expected but that can be a bitter comfort to those badly affected.
Even so, at this particular moment in time 4.5 million homes have been affected by power cuts and at least eleven people have been confirmed dead.
I know I'm far removed from this here in the UK but it's all over the news here and I'd just like to let everyone know that we're all thinking about you, even from far across the pond.