Despite not posting since September I am still here. Alive, yes, although not kicking as hard as I would like.
And if the start of this year is anything to go by, 2014 is going to be a real test.
The wife has broken my business laptop and last weekend I put my back out. She had no hand in that, mind you, that was all down to a game of darts. Clearly my ageing bulk is no longer as supple as it once was, or perhaps I was simply too tense following the laptop discovery.
So it's been a torrid start to the New Year, which also brings with it the prospect of some big changes.
The wife? Alas, she's a dab hand at breaking things, but the marriage is just about surviving. Work definitely needs to change, though, although being nearer fifty than forty doesn't make a change of direction easy (just ask my back).
The one thing that will remain constant, however, is that vegetables will be grown. I just hope I find more time in 2014 to report on their progress.
Happy New Year to you and yours, wherever you may be.