My recent inactivity here and elsewhere is a result of continuing family troubles. These concern my elderly parents, both of whom have been struggling with their health. I am able to post this because I've returned home for an overnight stay to remind Sheila and the kids of my continuing existence. I'll be heading back down the M4 tomorrow and I don't know when normal blogging service will be restored. What I do know is that I'm learning at first hand things about medicine, the mind and the National Health Service that I'd only read and heard about before. Let's just say it's already been a voyage of discovery and it looks like I've still quite a way to go.