I owe huge apologies to bloggers I follow and bloggers who follow me, both here and on sister sites.
The house is in the final stages of chaos, we’re assured by our builders. (Well, they didn’t quite put it like that; they did say they’d be out by Easter because they had another job to go to after then.)
The picture shows the sitting room; we’re still sleeping in the room with bookshelves (the spare-room-cum-library) while I paint woodwork, walls and ceilings on the top floor. But while huge progress has been made there’s still an equally huge amount to be done.
And that’s why, dear reader, I’ve apparently been neglecting you. I hope you understand — it’s not because I’ve lost interest, just lacking time and energy. Normal service will, as they say, be resumed as soon as possible. But so sorry for the hiatus.