Well, that was rather a longer break than I anticipated. Life can get you life that. One minute you’re blogging away regularly, and then suddenly it’s been 2 years since you last wrote anything. Bummer. Still, “I aten’t dead”, as Granny Weatherwax used to say. As a child of Lancashire, I know exactly the sort of person Terry Pratchet was sending up with Esme - my own grandmother could be like that sometimes.