Anyway, you will be thrilled to know that wasn't abducted by a gin-soaked alien or (sadly) even a millionaire playboy with poor eyesight and a bad cough! No, I have been hard up against the coal face working and trying to make sense of my wee corner of the world.
So - we have new offices and we're happy as a sand boy (feel free to tell me what that actually means!) and I guess the best news is that we have been 'awarded' the architect and builders of our choice (albeit after 2 months of hassling and cajoling) and we are now on the path to rebuilding our home. Yes, you heard it here first!! I confess however that we haven't popped the champagne just yet, still a few wee hurdles to get over - such as what our insurance policy REALLY means when it states replacement is 'like for like' - you would be surprised to know it often does not have the plain english meaning and commonsense seems to have eff all to do with it too. But I digress....
As you will recall, if you have been paying attention...we had some snow a few weeks back...round by the high school my Scowly Teen and Young Whovian attend I was greeted by this fabulous sight, the red leaves really stood out defiantly against the landsacpe and BEGGED to be captured forever, n'est pas? (Thats for you Owen and Louciao my cybersiblings...I know you're still there!)
And then the sun came out and the city opned it's fractured arms to us all again...like this building, it seems to be in a death dance of some kind!
And then, the clock tower which has stood through out this earth shattering, teeth clenching business has been dissected and now resmbles a type of Darlek!
This house has not been so lucky, looking rather un-loved as it waits for whatever is going to happen next. I am sure that my cyber siblings would have a use for it, we could have a family fixer-upper in the outter Antipodes - what do you say?