Appo-polly-logies for my aloofness of late, O my droogies, but I have been horrorshow busy and no mistake. Aside from the Merry Census and all its strange and pointless questions, there has been the matter of the Endowment, for which I had to send off photo ID to prove my identity to people who have never seen me in order to get the money paid into the same account it's been coming out of for 25 years. No, I don't understand it either.
Then there is the imminent end of the tax year. Naturally, I want to get as much expenditure as possible on this side of it, and all future income the other side of it, to reduce the tax I pay this year to the absolute minimum. Those taking this tax are entirely mindless and will waste it all on nonsensical plots and schemes. Minimising the amount they get means minimising the amount they can spend on nonsense. It's a public service.
Work, the real stuff, is beginning to fire up now that hibernation is over. Also, the Book is out on April 7th unless you are in America in which case it's out now in paperback. The American one is much cheaper than the UK one but Amazon UK might well cut that price further. I hope so because no bugger will buy a paperback for a tenner! Less per sale is far better than no sales at all. The Kindle version isn't up yet and I don't have a price on the PDF version on the publisher's site until the official release date.
I thought the Kindle version would be out first, but apparently the publisher wanted print versions to take to book fairs in the US, which is encouraging. Soon I will have copies to send to those I owe for helping to spread the word.
All this is combined with a shed in need of a clearout, a greenhouse whose time has come for firing up, a garden half-sorted and the contents of my junk repository (garage) still occupying a lot of the house. So I have been remiss in responding to Emails and comments of late, and have even missed days of posting. This is likely to continue for the next week but should improve after that.
I hope so. I'm knackered here.