Friday, 25 August 2017

Making Contact

Hi there folks. 

I trust all is well with you this sunny day (and it IS, here in North London).   Anonymous (see comments) asks where I've been and points out it's been three months since my last update here (THREE months - I'm actually shocked myself at that - how quick it has gone!).

Well' sorry to say I had more than my fair share of personal problems and problems with the kids, bouts of depression and so on, not to mention with my elderly mother, taking her to and from hospital and so on. And more recently I have been away travelling quite a bit. Mid June saw me undertaking the London to Brighton cycle ride and I ended up spending a week staying down in Brighton, partly (mostly) because it was so hot; my hotel had air conditioning; my flat up in London most definitely does not and would have been unbearable!!! Then I spent a further week away from home staying at a friend's house...oh it goes on and on... then it was my birthday (another week out of action - a week-long drinking binge was required you see...then I went to Menorca (Spain, back to London for a few days (children home from school / college precluding my working), then off on a cruise around the Mediterranean (family holiday - NOT paid for by me, thank God!)and finally a two-day music festival (the Rewind festival, Henley on Thames) and several days of trips with my OTHER significant other who had her birthday Wednesday. Anyway all should be settling down soon - one more week, this one of 'ME time' and possibly involving a cycle tour (but plenty of real ale)and then all back to normal from around the 6th Sept. Yes, I DID try to update, or at least answer visitor's comments,while travelling using my 'smart' phone (often NOT so smart)and several times I wrote long rambling pieces such as this, only to see half an hour's or so struggle (coz it IS a struggle off my smart phone with its small screen size)vanish after one thing or the other would go wrong - so eventually I gave up.

On another tack: While I have been away a couple of enterprising individuals (or perhaps spamming robot thingies) have begun spamming the comments sections again - one spouting religious stuff the other, targeting the posts on the subject of enforced weightgain and placing links to various weight-loss products.  Because of this I am going to have to instigate moderating the comments section again, which is something I was hoping NOT to have to return to as it is a right royal pain for everyone!  Don't blame me; blame the spammers. In good time, hopefully later today, I will be going through and deleting these spam posts (and perhaps take the opportunity to also post up something a little more entertaining at the same time).

Bye for now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you're still with us and that the hiatus was just life getting in the way.