Obviously, you'll be pleased to hear that I'm back - but no, that is not the grand news of which I speak.
This, my friends, is a far, far grander thing:
Yes! It is true: those kind folk at PG Tips are once again giving away little monkeys with their family-sized boxes of tea. Hooray! And this time, they have tiny wee suckers on their arms. Which means they can perform acrobatic stunts such as this:
Special thanks to Shifter for agreeing to stick a tiny monkey in his mouth. Although I'll be honest - I didn't give him much choice. (Sorry, I don't think you've met Shifter before. He's normally quite camera-shy. But I'll introduce you now: Dear Blog Reader, Shifter; Shifter, Dear Blog Reader. Oh, but could you remember to call him General Shifter when the Monkey Troops are around, please? It helps keep them in line. Ta.)
Next I'm planning to teach him how to shoot the littlies out of a cannon. Which I think will be fun for everyone.
Anyway, moving on. In case you were wondering, we had a lovely holiday - but I will save the news and pictures for another day, as I need to go and unpack now. And then watch Top Gear.
Bye for now, VCx