Arrgghh. Here I am in UK. Still groggy from the flight -- 13 hours from Hong Kong. But the scary thing is that there isn't much hope of decent Internet links from here. I am staying with my mother and she has a computer that appears to be coal-fired, it is so old. It cannot cope with anything as advanced as email -- or at least, I can read my emails but I can't reply to any, which is even worse than not being able to read them.
So apologies for the lack of updates this week.
I am partly on holiday, but actually I am working flat out on two book deadlines. I have some heavy work ahead of me, and the lack of connections is quite an advantage. Without the temptation to check my email, all I can do is bash away at writing the books... quite a Godsend really!