I have a terribly funny and comprehensive post written, but left it in the car so you'll all just have to settle with knowing that I'm alive, I'm hot and I'm in Riga, Latvia. Now I'll take a moment for more important news:
My sister gave birth to her first child, a little girl called Ella, a week ago. That makes me an auntie for the second time and maybe one day this century I'll actually get to meet them both.
Glad you could join us Ella. We're a pretty nice bunch.