Apologies everyone who reads here regularly, and to those who seek very up-to-date posts. I have been taking a break from keeping this site and blog refreshed with new posts, and from curating other material, for some holiday, and now in recent weeks, starting a new full-time job! (Warden of the Mary Ward Settlement, which includes The Mary Ward (Adult Education) Centre, and the Mary Ward Legal Centre, as well as various community-based initiatives). Joining is going to absorb my attention for a few weeks yet. Meanwhile, I am glad various of you have been conversing elsewhere here, not least about the welcome availability of recordings of the 1970s TV version of The Eagle of the Ninth.