I have been rather absent of late. A few months back, my husband and I bought a somewhat neglected cottage, and we've been doing it up ever since. And when I say neglected, I am talking about no heat, no running water, no power at all at times, no roof for a while, no 'phone line, and definitely no Internet. I am now returning to civilised life, though. Civilised, as in connected to broadband. So, normal service should resume shortly, unless the next storm takes the roof tiles off again.
* The image above is 'Autumn Glory: The Old Mill', painted in 1869 by John Atkinson Grimshaw. He was the creator of some extremely atmospheric and often spooky paintings, and I've always rather admired his work.