The House of Commons has been in recess this week - on holiday, in plain English - and I was hoping for a bit of a rest.
It didn't happen, as the expenses row continued to drag on, leading up to the resignation of West Midlands MP Julie Kirkbride (Con Bromsgrove) on Thursday. Another local MP, Bill Cash (Con Stone) is in the news today, Friday.
To be brutally honest, I've had enough of studying people's receipts and examining their living arrangements. As the Archbishop of Canterbury said, it's not good for democracy - and while many of the practices that have been exposed are scandalous, some of the shock-horror stories that grab headlines aren't really that shocking.
Certainly the issues of how to change the expenses system, and what should happen to MPs who abused their expenses, still need to be in the spotlight.
But is it time to stop the daily focus on individual MPs and their wrongdoings?
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