Apologies for the lack of updates lately. Our already tetchy broadband connection (we’re well over the maximum distance from the exchange here) didn’t like the heatwave this summer. I hoped it would pick up again but it never did, and as well as really slow speeds the connection kept dropping, several times a day. Often in the middle of doing an update. Anyhow, a very nice man from BT spent the morning on the line last week and tracked the breakage, and returned to say he’d got a connection speed of 3MB back. Back? we’ve never had that speed! So I’m slowly getting back on top of all the online chores I’d been putting off.