My silence can be explained by the following things:
1) I have been writing a novel.
This is an illustration of a main character.
2) I've been making jelly.
This is spiced apple jelly and it tastes like sweet christmas and delcious boiled sweets. Good set, good clarity, good taste. Full marks.
3) I have been helping Mr Kite spruce up our cabin. I have essentially moved into the cabin and now only return home every few weeks or so. Pictures to follow.
Winter came yesterday. I am going to go and walk in it.