I haven’t written a word for well over a year and, if I’m honest, there is no good reason or excuse to explain it. I just ran out of steam as far as blogging was concerned to the point where it became a chore, not a pleasure, and my posts simply fizzled out.
Oddly, it took a rather serious incident to bring me back to the keyboard. Given my self-enforced absence, it is very unlikely that you would have visited this place recently, but if you had you would have found nothing but a blank screen. The reason for this is that my web space had been hacked by evil spammers who took over my sites to send out malicious emails and the like.
My service provider put a block on Shooting Parrots while I toiled away to remove the files that were hijacking the site, a process that took far longer than you might think. I then spent some time rebuilding the site, hopefully with more effective security than before.
Strange to say, this has given me the momentum to impose my opinions on an unlistening world yet again. I can’t promise it will be each and every day, but rather more frequently than has been the case for the last eighteen months.
As you can imagine, quite a lot has happened in our lives since we last spoke and I will update you over the next few days