Posted by Tania Kindersley.
Meant to say: deep thanks for the particularly kind comments you have all left this week. Have been useless at replying but DO NOT THINK THIS MEANS that I do not read and appreciate them all. There are days, in fact, when I crave comments, in a slightly worrying way.
And: I have a horrible feeling that there were some commas in the wrong place in the last post. There is nothing I can do about it since my brain has lost all rigour and even if I squint and stare I cannot see the error. I just know it is there. From one pedant to any of my fellows out there: I apologise. I know it's a beautiful thing for humans to embrace their flaws, but a misplaced punctuation mark can put one in an ill temper for hours.
Stopping now. Really.