A few years ago I got a bad dose of ‘flu over the winter, which took a while to recover from. When I finally did get back I was faced with a mountain of orders that had built up while I was away, so I had to work very hard for several weeks to clear them – not what I needed at the time.

I’m not making the same mistake twice, so I’ve briefly disabled the website shopping cart until I’m able to return to the workshop. It will hopefully only be for a few days, I no longer feel like death-warmed-up and I’m hoping to get back there later in the week (the first job will be to empty the car – it’s still loaded with everything for the stand following our aborted trip to Hammerhead).