Just a small update, to let anyone who cares know that I'm not dead yet. Was very busy up until Tuesday night and then yesterday flew to England. So, am "home" now (where I've just noticed the " and the @ sign are transposed on the keyboard) and will be for the next couple of weeks. Not sure what blogging activity there will be in that time, but I should have more time to write stuff, even if it doesn't go online for a few days.
In some very good news, spring must have completely sprung as on my drive to Bucharest for the plane I saw three storks. As the storks have become my infallible seasonal guide in Romania, this is a clear indication of spring-iness.
England is expensive (translating prices into Lei is a huge mistake), and cold. That's all I can tell you at the moment.