Or...What the sam heck have I been doing then?
I have no excuses...well, actually, I have loads - but I won't trouble you with them here :o)
Thanks to everyone for their kind messages and concerned notes and please be assured that normal service will be resumed as soon as humanly possible.
Perhaps in the meantime you could read/start to read/re-read one of Sir Terry Pratchett's marvellous Discworld novels. One including witches, I'd recommend.