A weekend of work – unusual, these days – looms. Tomorrow I will be travelling to the beautiful and historic city of Amsterdam in preparation for an International Credit Management Conference taking place from Sunday to Tuesday. I have visited Amsterdam many times before; even so, I hope to have a little time for sight seeing. There are many attractions; among them the Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum, the Van Gogh Museum and the never to be forgotten Anne Frankhuis. So a mixture of typical Amsterdam business and pleasure, but on this occasion, I fear, no time for ‘tulips from Amsterdam’.