I have been excessively busy with work, and consequently fairly short with much of the world recently. For this I apologise. The work is going well, and it looks as if I will be doing business on my New York trip. I am leaving after the weekend, and my plans thus far extend until December. The pressures of work mean I haven't done half the things I need to do in the UK, and I haven't packed. Much worse than that, I haven't visited anyone, or spent time with anyone, for which I also feel bad and offer my apologies.
Here's to the future, and the next 6 months. Let's hope we all come out of the other end with happiness and success.