bogwitch - I'm writing again. Forced inactivity and a trip to the internet connection in Pont de Vaux provided the inspiration I needed to get Chapter 9 underway at last. A comment from a reader on fanfic net also gave the germ of the idea that, hopefully, will see Family back on track with the Series - Dark Wes.
Until the next Internet Café - a bientot mes amis.
meallanmouse - hope you got my card requesting an update of your news.
willowfae - excpect correspondence via Harry
irishnoodles - commiserations on your loss. Hope you gave Paddy the wake he deserved, with lots of mice - I hear dormice are edible.
soulvamp - shame on you! A poem to the wanton folly of your dear old Mum indeed!