I'm afraid I'm going to have to take a small break from blogging. I feel dreadful about it but I'm left with no option, really.
When I got home from work this evening, I found my wife in a really bad way. I mentioned in the 'Comments' section the other night that she suffers from a chronic, genetic and degenerative condition called Ankylosingspondylitis. It's most closely related to Rheumatoid Arthritis - basically the body attacks it's own immune system which can lead to some pretty nasty symptoms. At present, it is manifesting itself in the eye. Helen has a severely inflamed iris. To say that's painful is an understatement.
It has happened before and lasted a week before the drops she was prescribed started to take effect. Whilst we wait for the drops to work this time, she needs my full attention. The children need looking after, meals prepared and all the other things that generally we share responsibility for and unfortunately something has to give.
I'm hoping to be back in a couple of days, certainly by Monday at the latest. If it's going to be any longer than that, I shall let you know.
I do still have to go to work, and I will still be placing bets at lunchtimes. I'll bring everything bang up to date when I start blogging again.
Sorry about this, and best of luck with your punting in the meantime.