and I appear to have another new character already! Alberto, proprietor (dammit, *that* was the word I'd been looking for!) of the Nelson Mandela cafe in the student union.
No sign of Monty or Molly yet, which must be some kind of record. :-)
Writing this in Google Docs, so I can do some from whichever computer I happen to be at.
Where are *you* doing yours?