Friday, 17 April 2009


Well, it's been an interesting last few weeks to say the least. Unfortunately, my computer died on me, and we simply didn't have the cash to buy a new one. We'd already spent money on repairs last year, and the latest malfunction was a bridge too far. Luckily, we were just about able to afford a refurbed pc which isn't up to much but gets us by.
Like most folks, we're struggling badly as far as money is concerned, with most of our savings ringfenced so we can pay the money required to allow my wife to stay in the UK indefinitely. We're also in the process of studying the 'Life In The UK' test which my wife needs to pass in order to remain here: interesting to note that some of the study material contains facts which the average British citizen would struggle to answer in what really amounts to an exam.

Soooooo, a lot to contend with and a fair amount of stress thrown into the mix. Happily, work is busier than last year with our company turning in some recession-busting performances, though - for reasons I won't go into - I'm having to do a lot more work for the same money and the effort involved has impacted on my free time. I should have done this 5 or 6 weeks ago, but have now made the decision to put this blog on hold for a while. I'll most certainly be back as I do enjoy blogging, but the time and cencentration required simply aren't there at the moment. I'd like to thank those of you who have followed this blog and taken a few minutes out to leave comments. This is greatly appreciated. I hope I'll be back in the next 3 or 4 months, but could be sooner, could be a shade later than that. I'll do my very best to regularly check out my favourite blogs, and those of you who use Twitter can follow me on there as a good way of keeping in touch. My username is SteveLangton.

Thnaks for stopping by. Rest assured, I WILL be back just as soon as time permits.