II´ve done the unforgiveable and missed a deadline; I do apologise. No first chapter last Sunday!
In mitigation, I had guests staying; my dog had a poorly tummy and my husband came down with the ´flu. No excuse? You´re right, of course. Normal service will be resumed on Sunday, without fail.
In the meantime, I recently saw one of those internet questions that you´re supposed to comment on. This was along the lines of "If you had to be on a tv quizz show for a month, which one would it be? Now bear in mind that this came from what I had previously considered to be a reputable and even informative source....
In my case, the answer would be, none of them, unless you put me in a medically induced coma first. Although I doubt anybody would notice if you did. I might even win.
I believe it was the wonderfully witty Dorothy Parker who said "You can lead a whore to culture, but you can´t make her think" (even wittier when you think the quote came out of a togue in cheek competition between her friends about producing a witty aphorism with the word "horticulture" in it. Whore-to-culture; gettit?).