Well a plane didn't land on the office, David Beckham hasn't popped in on his way to Brentford FC and, most importantly, Clive is still in one piece.
While Editor Janice Raycroft has been sunning herself somewhere far away from the Hounslow office, Clive has been soaking up the sunshine.
He's also had lots of spoiling by allotment holder and nursemaid-in-chief Patsy Duffy, who has taken it upon herself to see to his welfare in the Editor's absence.
So far so good. Clive has not only yielded a good harvest of tomatoes, but also survived a plague of flying ants crawling over him and coped with soaring temperatures without wilting.
His nursemaid- in- chief did have to consult fellow gardening buff Andy O'Hara when she thought Clive might be pining for his owner.
But after a bit of chat, a quick prune and a splosh of tea (yes, plants love tea) Clive seemed quite content.
There was back up plan should Clive die in the Editor's absence.
Unforunately, she is very skilled at spotting not only typos, but guilty staff members.