I've been away.
I've been back in my home state of Tasmania, catching up with family and friends in some of the lovely settings Tassie does so well.
I've been putting my feet up at my Mother's house...
and enjoying the luxury of turfing my child out into the backyard without obsessively checking for snakes first (I know you all think I'm paranoid - but we had a meeting with a large snake shortly before leaving Queensland. It was right next to Lucinda's play things. Lesson for the day - just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you)
And above all, we enjoyed some cracking Tassie weather, a friend's wedding, some excellent food and wine and some serious boat-observing.
Regular programming is due to resume shortly, once I get through the mountain of laundry and my currently flat post-holiday mood, that is.