I'm sorry. I've been a bad email correspondent of late.
You see, it's taken me a long time to get internet at home, and work has been keeping me from swinging by the internet café. So I haven't been responding to any blog mail or comments.
Again, I do apologise. I finally got fed up of having to trek to the pub for internet, and now have at home access. I am slowly getting through all the mail and comments. (I will also be posting more regularly than I have been since moving to the UK.)
I will try to respond to everyone. I do appreciate all the comments, so please keep them coming: although I do not always write back, it does not mean that I haven't read them.
Sorry, and thank you.