Just a quick update to say I am exhausted and rested all at the same time. Have just returned from a week in the beautiful island of Madeira. This is somewhere I have always wanted to go and was definitely not dissapointed at all. When I have sorted the pics I will do a more in depth (bore you to distraction) post about my week. I am really feeling the effects of the many uphill walks I can tell you. Lots of fantastic plants, many lizards and quite a lot of wild but very cute cats.
Some incidentals on the way which I must mention are spotting the Iron Maiden plane pulling out of Gatwick at the same time as us, that was kinda cool for an slightly ageing rocker such as myself. During the week we realised that the team of strapping men walking into the dining room at our hotel was infact Birmingham City football team, there for a match on the island. The Mr. was fairly happy to exchange hellos with Steven Carr as he is a former Spurs player (Mr Carr, not my Mr). Was quite surprised at the amount of fans that flew out just for the match. Not so surprised that a lot of them seemed to spend the whole time not at the match sat in the same bar! So much for absorbing some culture when travelling. All very well behaved though, it had to said.
So, the shop is back open and the needles etc will be operational very soon when I have waded through the laundry.