Firstly we had a holiday (yaay). Then we had a intense period as we prepared for, helped deliver and then recovered a big charity event we help organise each year in London. Run entirely by volunteers with close to 10,000 people visiting over several days all need direction, stewarding, help and feeding it is quite something.
And finally (and certainly most importantly) we had a wedding - our youngest daughter got married and it was a wonderful day but with a lot to get ready.
Now you don't need to know all of this but hopefully it partly excuses the lapse in blogging. Through all this cottage has not missed a beat and we've had a happy succession on guests staying and hopefully none have noticed our distractions.