I've just got back from clearing my in laws' house out ready for sale (they have both moved into residential care). A week of rats, mice, 60 years of hoarded junk and a smell that would turn Dr. Maura Isles' stomach (dead rat in the airing cupboard). It has been hell. Glad to be back.
Thanks for your concern everybody. I'm always wary of publicising that I will be away at a specific time.