With some positive noises emanating from both Brussels and London on the prospects of a Brexit deal being done, the pound sterling is beginning to firm up relative to the euro.
On Tuesday 09 October, £1 is currently trading at over €1.14 on FX markets.
News headlines indicate that London and Brussels want to dampen down speculation that a early deal is imminent.
On Wednesday 10 October the euro was worth 87.3 p sterling, thus moving gently away from the 90p red zone that puts mushroom growers, and other Irish agri-food exporters, in jeopardy.
Expect more downs and ups.
With the Scottish First Minister saying she wants a backstop for Scotland if Ireland gets one, and Northern Ireland's ex-first Minister demanding to see No. 10 's new proposals re the border situation, one can rightly discern that we are fast approaching some sort of endgame - on this phase at least.