If you were as busy as I am you wouldn't even bother to issue this hiatus alert.
Coupla administrative notes while I'm here, though ...
Erstwhile Armadillo, rugby tragic, rock sentimentalist and all-round thorn-in-the-jackboot-of-the-Australian-Right Chris Shiel would have it known he is now flying solo
. Humbly suggest a visit to accomplished Melbournian eclecticist and thinker-of-good-thoughts Barista
Oh, and the man on the radio has just reminded me of my impending trip abroad. I'm off next week, you see. Been looking forward to it with pretty much the demeanour of a five-year-old on Christmas Eve. Finally, a chance to dissolve the accumulated dismarrhoea of these 26 remorseless months in the tide of vital conviviality, teeming variety, cultural tolerance, living history, sheer beauty and cherished friendships that is this destination of joyous memory.
You'd think a chronic dismalist like me would've known better
, really ...