Apologies for the absence of any updates to this blog over the past wee while. We've been without a phone line and, therefore, internet access at home since Tuesday. It's still not working, so I'm doing this from my work computer (in my lunch hour, I hasten to add). According to the BT workmen we spotted on Wednesday evening, a Scottish Power cable down the street exploded and frazzled the neighbourhood's phone cables. It blew up the junction box (or whatever you call it) and sent bits of it flying across the road, clattering on to somebody's roof at 1 o'clock in the morning.