Well I'm back from my week's holiday now with a heck of a lot to catch up on. It seems in my absence that Blogger has changed the commenting system (making it so awkward to use comment avatars or create backlinks to your blogs...), and of course the blogging world has continued without me. After reading some of my RSS feeds I realize that I have a lot of catching up to do!
Unfortunately I've also come home to a "mad house": we're having some extensive renovations done to the house which have been delayed by quite some time. We'd hoped for the worst of the work to be complete by the time we arrived home, but things don't always happen as planned and at present we're living in one single, and very crowded room. Thankfully I managed to set up the laptop for a little while (though I do have to climb in and out of the desk area!), but I have to admit that blogging cannot be my top priority for the next fortnight and so my posts will be somewhat erratic until the bulk of the renovations are complete and I can eventually have my proper desk space/electrical supply/heating system back!
Thank you to everyone who has left comments and emailed me in my blogging absence. I will get back to everyone as soon as I can, though this will be a little later than usual. Luckily by Christmas we'll have a brand new kitchen (and blogging space), so it's guaranteed that posting here will be back to normal by then. Best wishes and thank you to you all!