I'm alive, but my laptop died a rather sudden and dramatic death. I'm in possession of a new (secondhand) laptop, so am in the process of moving bookmarks, work, etc. I've been trying to manage using my phone, but Blogger just isn't compatible with it-therefore the radio silence. I apologise for taking so long to answer comments. I appreciate everyone taking the time to visit and leave messages.
I'm off to get caught up with everyone's blogs.