When both your desktop and laptop go down simultaneously, you're travelling all over hell's half acre, you leave your camera on a shuttle van in Germany and it takes two weeks to wend its way back home, and you have the chest cold from hell - well, it's been a rough couple of weeks.
And the blog has suffered.
So here are a couple of lighter items to keep you going until I start ranting again ...
Here's a photo taken next door to my niece's home in Brentwood Bay Vancouver Island. Truth in advertising - her neighbour REALLY loves Jaguars:
Don't know if this one, shot in nearby Sidney, is so much truth in advertising as maybe second thoughts: