Two reasons for a couple of weeks without posts.
Firstly I enjoyed a week of winter sun over half-term, Goa if anybody's interested. First time I've had a winter sun holiday and think at my age it's just the thing. Secondly the Council's computer systems have continued to be plagued with problems in the form of two worms which have been very resistant to attempts to eradicate them. The worms seem to be completely without purpose other than to stop things working but fortunately they now seem to be under control and systems are slowly returning to normal.