I have taken down (temporarily) the previous two posts. This is because I am entering a tricky situation with my employment and I don't want to have anything 'out there' that might compromise the negotiations that are due to happen over the next few days. I have no idea if my employers or colleagues know of the existence of this blog. I doubt it, but I don't want to take any chances.
The only way I could find to do this was to make the posts 'draft' again. I suspect that I may have lost any attached comments by doing so. If that's the case I will be mightily pissed off, and I apologise to those who took the trouble to write.
More as soon as I can speak freely. One thing I can say - things are worse than they first looked.
The posts will be reinstated as soon as I am able to.
Posting on the normal stuff will continue in its usual fitful and risible fashion.