I know I'm not the most prolific blogger that ever set finger to key but that break was just a little too long. Things have happened: my choir sang magnificently, our bloody neighbours moved out, only to be replaced by an admittedly far superior version: speaks excellent French, has a job and is very considerate. He's a gem; we need to keep him. Unless we get the wherewithal to buy the place and extend ours, of course. Work has been enjoyable, the Fingernails have been mostly wonderful and Mrs. F has been temping, so bills haven't been quite a scary these last few months. We even managed to get away for a week. One short-lived, chronic illness on my part aside, it was a wonderful week.
And that's about it, or at least all I can summon up the energy to remember. Seeing as I'm the only one who ever reads this I might just as well note down the things that come to mind most readily.