Thank you everyone for your well wishes. They must have worked because I'm feeling like my old self again and am grateful the bug moved on with his rapscallion friends. They've been knocking irreverantly at Mark's door, however, so we might have to perform karate chop round two if they don't soon get the message.
We are travelling at this time, making our way back to the Knife. In the meantime I leave with you a somewhat nerdy little face I found in the bow of our wee sailboat this summer. This guy is contentedly housing one of our sails, at the ready to send us breezing a new direction if the wind beckons. I think he needs a name. He looks sort of like ... Llyle. Not so much? Any ideas?