This could have been an utter mindcroggling disaster on many levels, but luckily it's only going to be an inconvenience, because I still have both my passport, and the one credit card I'd taken out of the wallet to use when in Amsterdam, as I didn't think it was a good idea to keep pulling out a wallet.
So I phoned home; credit cards are being cancelled as I type this (I just learned whoever took the wallet has been madly using only one of the cards, which is a relief, means I'm not liable for initial payments on several cards, and it's a bank card, not a card I've ever used as a credit card, so it's easy to see what they've taken).
My hosts in Warsaw are more upset than I am; apart from being concerned for me, they're worried that I'll think this reflects badly on Warsaw, which I don't, at all. It could have happened in any of the major cities I've been in on this tour so far, and in any of the cities I'm going on to.
I think that the leather jacket is going to be modified as well, when I get home, to make the wallet much harder to get at just from bumping -- oops, sorry -- into an author in a crowd.
Grand Moff Zoe writes to say
For mothers who get ignored on Mother's day, there is a lovely Other Mother e-card at mousecircus.com to remind their children to be thankful for their parents
I wonder if we could do Other Mother's Day next year...