For the last nine days, I was forbidden by my other half, my shrink, my family and my own vestiges of sanity from reading the blog (or much else for that matter). As long-term bloggers know - how many of you out there have been at it for six years straight? (stop bragging, Mickey) - a little detox every now and again is well worth it. So my delight reading the past week's entry in one go this morning is all the greater. I'd just like to thank Michelle and Walter publicly for filling in, and showing how it's done. They're both sharp as nails but also just decent, lovely people. That came through, and then some. As, by now, you know. Thanks.

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