New contest! The prize is two balls of Kidsilk Haze Eclipse in the winner’s choice of colour. Here is the first question: Take the word EAST-NORTHEAST, change the H to an L and rearrange, and you can get the nickname for a US state. What is it? Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with State as subject by midnight Tuesday. My computer network is now running smoothly. No dropped connections or slow-downs. The estate agent is coming on Monday to value the house. John seems to think a vast spring clean is necessary…….I have had to dust away all cobwebs, shampoo carpets, shine taps……..ugh, I hate housework! John, in turn, has been mowing, strimming and painting the outside woodwork. Feeling tired now – going to sit in the garden for a bit and then cook dinner – Thai green chicken curry! Back tomorrow.