you may be wondering why you haven't heard from me for a while... Christmas was the time when I crashed my car and my computer and I decided that if I couldn't be cheerful about things then I wouldn't say anything at all. Everything was repairable and (eventually!) retrievable, and I am in the process of finding out what I still have from my old computer, learning to use Windows 8 (aaagh) on my new computer and getting my life back into some semblance of order.
On that note, I will leave you for a moment and get back to work. I will actually put up something worth reading in the next few days! Happy New Year everyone!