By way of consolation, I thought I would share this little video that I found on TED Talks (worth investigation if you haven't found it yet). It has nothing at all to do with our normal content, but quite a lot to do with the way we try to live. Now if I was really smart, this would be 'embedded' or something, but that piece of wizardry doesn't seem to want to work, so you'll just have to click on this link.
We have finally had a few days of sunshine, so our Wisteria has reluctantly produced some flowers for us. There's loads more to come, but it's keeping the powder dry for a while longer. And if you really want to see the pictures of our sign-checking run, it's up on Flickr, and the link at the top of the blog will take you there.