Regular readers (hello you!) might have noticed that things have gone a bit quiet round here. Since March there have only been three new posts, and only one of those actually involved me going and visiting some stations in the West Midlands.
It's not good enough. I know that. And I can only apologise if you're paying attention to this blog. Though now I've written that, can I just say that I hate bloggers who say "sorry I've not posted!". Nine times out of ten I didn't notice. You're not that important. Are you diamond geezer, posting something every single day, where an absence would be noticeable? No. Shut up. But I am nothing if not a massive hypocrite.
I am aware that after announcing a big! new! project! back in January I've hardly touched it since. There are two reasons for this. The first, as a sort of background noise, is there's something big and complicated happening in my family life, which involves a lot of consultation and reading and so on. It's a good thing - it's a happy thing - but it's also a sort of underlying hiss of stress on everything. Also I had a holiday (Spain, villa in the mountains, lovely thanks) so that interfered with timings.
The second problem is my anxiety levels have been slowly ramping up lately. I'm not sure why. It means I don't really like going out much. Leaving the house has become a bit of a trial. I had a trip to the Midlands booked last week and that morning I woke up at 4am, tense, stressed, and certainly not able to get on a London Northwestern to New Street. So there's that. I'm not sure what is causing it and hopefully it'll go away. I forced myself to go out on Monday and had a very nice day wandering round the front at Hoylake so it's basically crossing my front step that is the barrier.
So there you go. Since I added the KoFi link I feel a bit more obligation to explain myself. Instead of being you'll get stuff when I give it to you I'm a bit more I have a debt to pay back so I hope this makes things clear. I do have another trip booked so hopefully that'll all go ahead and we can get back on schedule and there will be regular updates. Or I might just crawl into the space under the stairs and lie there until I die. One of the two anyway.