It's been a very long time since I posted here, for various reasons. Not least of which is that I haven't really done anything that could be classed as travel for a while. Even local 'travel', such as walking in the Peak District has been restricted over the last year or so. There are a couple of reasons for this - Gemma has been head down and blinkers on getting her dissertation done, and the weather, certainly this summer, has been pretty awful. But Gemma has now graduated, so I'm hoping to be spending a little bit more time out and about. My ballooning stomach could stand to do more walking, that's for certain. I'm also going to make more of an effort to write things down, as I find this blog to be a useful reference and that is, after all, what I started it for.