Hello Housekeepers. This is just a very short message to explain my absence. Last Wednesday night Richards Dad suffered a severe stroke while on holiday and the next morning we had to drive down the country to be with him. As his condition has not improved sufficiently to risk moving him to a hospital closer to home, we are still in Torquay, visiting the hospital twice daily and holding his hand as he sleeps.

Hope to be back very soon and miss you all so very much.x