Oh people, it has been so difficult and I'll tell you why. About ten days before I was due to leave France for the UK I had a bit of a turbulent morning where lots of things went wrong, culminating in me attempting to do an Ubuntu upgrade - yes, even when it said 'this installation will take approximately 3.25 hours', it still did not ring those bloody warning bells that should have been belting out like Biggius Bennius. It all went terribly wrong and I was completely without the net for the remainder of my time in Brittany, save for the Wii (on which I was able to view emails/blogs etc but not respond at all), Thus I have kept up with most of your news but not been able to leave my mark.
We have settled nicely into our house here (mid-Kent is as much as I will say), it's been wonderful being back in my mother tongue again, I've joined the library (yay, a library - it's the simple things one misses the most as an expat), job hunting will seriously begin in a week or two.
Over the next few days I will be back in full flow on here. I've missed you all so much and I'm sorry to have been out of the loop for so long.