My blog has been quiet lately. There are a few reasons – for one, work has kept me very busy, two, my blocked nose (the result of hayfever that simply won’t shift) has persisted for a while (we have in fact almost reached the one month mark, boo!) and, finally, the pace of the laptop I would normally use to write posts has gotten slower and slower, to the point of being nearly unusable. I could use my phone, but that’s not really that great for long winded rants! Today, the new laptop arrived, which means, at long last, I can return to full rant-mode, whenever I want to!