I'm feeling like an idiot! I must apologise to those cherished blog friends who have recently left comments to which I failed to reply. It wasn't that I was ignoring you, it was that I hadn't found them. Clever clogs that I am, I had recently changed my blog settings so that any comments made 2 or more days after my posting appeared would have to be "moderated" by me. I then never checked the place where such notifications appear. So if you have been feeling slighted or ignored by me in the past week, it was purely unintentional on my part. Tonight I found buried treasures from Owen, Saj, Driftwood, Gwen, Shirl and Anya, waiting for me to unearth and put up on my blog mantlepiece, framed in shiny new responses from moi. I have reset the blog to immediately wing-up your cherished comments as soon as you have deciphered the mystery of the word verification. In the future, if you do not have a response from me, it means that, yes, I am ignoring you! But if your comment hasn't been deleted, it could also meant that I am secretly delighted and at a loss for words. Or, unlikely though it may be, actually out somewhere doing something else not blog-related.