This academic term has taken me across Great Britain, from Aberdeen and St Andrews to Exeter; from Belfast to Southampton and Cambridge. The embassy participated in over 50 academic events on 25 campuses, engaging with thousands of students in solo talks, debates, meetings with unions, as well as staff and various departments.
Suddenly the world is awash with refugees. And migrants. Great waves of humanity on the move, all seeking asylum. And as always, the movement is from east to west, because only traitors (think Kim Philby and Edward Snowdon) or religious fanatics (i.e. volunteers for jihad) ever flee in the opposite direction.
Do Jews read Tatler? I expect so, if only to see what parties we're not invited to. But generally I doubt it's furnishing the coffee tables of many homes across North London so perhaps Tatler should think about expanding more into our market. What about Britain's Hottest Rabbis? Meet the Jewish Princesses Taking New York By Storm? Or, maybe, the Top 10 Finest Jewish Stately Homes?
Being a British Zionist is difficult these days. The news coming out of Israel on an almost daily basis is depressing, what with the knife attacks on the streets of Jerusalem, the shootings in the West Bank, and the rockets that continue to be fired from Gaza. It is not difficult to feel despair about Israel's future.
As a typical mother, news of an upcoming school trip to soak up the archaeological delights of The Petrie and British museums in central London for my nine-year old elicited excitement plus the usual set of concerns. Will two chocolate biscuits in his packed lunch be enough? Will he be too warm in his coat or too cold without it? Can I really trust him to take and bring home his school cap?
On the La Coruña road in Madrid's sedate northern suburbs lies the royal palace of El Pardo. On a scorching summer's morning, the royal hunting lodge, with its tapestries woven from cartoons by Goya and Bayeu and its magnificent oak-tree-lined grounds, is eerily quiet.
Just as people said everyone had given up, hundreds of people packed out a conference hall in Tel Aviv last week to hear politicians and analysts drawn from across the religious and political spectrum debating the possibilities of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
When the European migration crisis reached its latest peak earlier this year, a Jewish friend said to me: ''This will come round to hurt the Jews - you'll see.'' At the time, I dismissed it. ''The only group this might affect are Muslims,'' I replied. He knew better. ''You'll see," he warned. And now I have.