My communications may be slightly off for the next few days / weeks.
I may be less likely than I usually am to pick up the phone or answer the door.
Usually, that's because I simply can't hear either when I have machines going, (I've been known to have the phone on the table beside me and not hear it ring).
Unfortunately, this time there's a more sinister explantion - I've been threatened by an unscrupulous individual (or pair of individuals), who is refusing to settle his bill. The police are aware of the threat, and are taking action, and they have advised me not to open the door, nor to speak to those concerned.
Anyway, upshot being that anybody calling is even more likely than usual to get the answering machine, and we'll get back to you!!
Normal service will (hopefully) be resumed shortly, and I'll be back to writing about fun stuff, like hats and dresses and corsets!!