Regular readers may have noticed that there hasn't been too much activity on this blog over the past few months, and some important posts remain unpublished. I just wanted to explain that there are various reasons for this, including lack of time/exhaustion and basically my own health hasn't been so great. But most importantly it's also been a very upsetting summer due to difficult personal circumstances. After a very upsetting few months, we lost a close family member during the past couple of weeks. He was taken from us far, far too young after a short period of serious illness. I won't go into any more detail but suffice to say that it has been a very upsetting time for faithful travelling companion and myself.
Over the next couple of weeks I'm hoping to catch up and publish some of those outstanding posts: I'm now off work for my annual summer-fortnight so should hopefully find some time to post my Eurovision reviews (only 4 months late, which seems to have become the norm over the past couple of years...!). Talking of Eurovision, there has been some big news over the past few days that Kyiv will be the ESC 2017 host city, after weeks of on-off rumour, speculation and false alarms. That news, and the opening of song-submission season, means that off-season is, well. off!
But back to our own situation: although there won't be a "summer holiday" to blog about this year, we are having a last-minute short break coming soon, in yet another new destination ('new places' seems to have been the 2016 theme!) and of course the diaries will be published on here. Hopefully soon :)