Happy November! I have to say I do love this time of year. I am now officially back online and it's wonderful! Thank you for all your comments they really were very helpful, in the end I decided that the MacBook was just a little too small and living in a tiny flat, as I do, portability wasn't such a great issue. iMac and I are in love, definitely in the honeymoon stage (is that completely sad to say about a machine.....quite possibly!). Posts will now be on a more regular basis and I can't wait to check out all I've missed on your own blogs.