Friday, 13 February 2009

I'm back. And to prove it, I'm here!

Greetings, dear bloggy friends.

After a not altogether untraumatic moving day (which I may tell you about when I feel a little stronger!), and a couple of weeks wrangling with BT (the phone company, to those of you elsewhere in the world who are fortunate never to have encountered this arcane and circumlocutory institution) I am, at last, back on line!

We chose, it appears, the worst time to move. Heavy snow, high winds, driving rain, mountainous seas...we've had the lot. We're still waiting for the locusts and boils, however.

I write this missive from my living room (drawing room would be pretentious, would it not?) with my late father's laptop...erm...on my lap. Do men have laps? Do Lapps (or Sami, as they are correctly termed) have laps? Two weeks away from my keyboard has neither dimmed nor dulled my sense of enquiry with regard to such matters.

To say I have missed our cosy fireside chats (incidentally, I do have a proper fireside now) would be an understatement. I have missed the humour, the banter, the erudition and the giraffes - you all know who you are! As we wade our way through the tide of boxes, my postings may be a little more sparse for a while; but rest assured I shall be reading, and commenting upon, your own commentaries upon life.

Kind regards as always,

Chris.

16 comments:

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hooray! Glad to have you back, O Wordsmith of Middenshire!

May your boxes be waded through as easily as paddling on a sunny beach ...

chris hale said...

Yay! Raph!

Thank you. I look forward to said beach being sunny at some point in the not too distant future.

I hope Knollshire has not been affected by our appaling Earth weather!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Hooray indeed. I was just asking Steve to pass on my regards to you.

So pleased you survived snow, wind rain and the rest. I hope it's all smooth sailing from here and no boils and locusts in the forecast and no more snow for that matter. You lot really haven't got the hang of it yet.

chris hale said...

You're right, Rob. We're really just playing at the whole snow thing.

Good to hear from you again.

Comedy Goddess said...

Hip Hip Hooray!

chris hale said...

Hi CG! And Hup Hup Huzzah!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Welcome back, and perfect timing to ... as it's a perfect night around here for fireside chats. I do love constant and driving snowfalls for that purpose alone!

chris hale said...

Thanks SweetPea. I've always said that snow is best seen from the comfort of one's own fireside!

Ann's Rants said...

Happy housewarming. Hope you can focus on healing now that the move is over.

Madame DeFarge said...

It is indeed a most wonderful moment to have your return to our midst, albeit still slightly cold and damp. I trust that your new domicile proves enjoyable.

I look forward to the erudition that we have come to expect from you.

TTFN

chris hale said...

Ann - Thank you; I hope that things will now settle down a little!

MDF - Ta. You do mean erudition, not eructation, don't you?

punk in writing said...

Welcome back! :)

Derrick said...

Hi Chris,

I add my welcome and good wishes to the rest. It seems longer than two weeks. Maybe to you too?!! You've got a LOT of reading up to do!

WV: refei - not as amenable as the one I gave to you!!

willow said...

Yay! May you have a miraculous parting of the Red Bloggy Sea, to welcome you back!

Sarah said...

Sounds difficult but worth it. Glad you are back!

chris hale said...

Punky - Thank you! I look forward to catching up with your and other blogs over the next few weeks.

Derrick - It's been a very long couple of weeks! Maybe we'll soon be able to take a stroll down by the sea...once all the boxes have been emptied!

Willow - I used to have a parting, but now I kind of have the 'unkempt' look of a trainee beachcomber.

Sarah - Thanks for the welcome. Life can be surprisingly difficult without internet access.