Not much to report, except to say I’m back from a short break in Italy – not a holiday, just house/cat sitting while my parents and daughter were away skiing. Xana, my little superstar, concluded the week by tackling red runs and managing a hugely impressive third place in the race which finished the course. She has never skied before. For me it was a ‘normal’ week of puzzle setting – that’s in quotes because in reality it was less than ideal. My, how I loathe the laptop! It’s got Crossword Compiler but not WordWeb Pro so I was reduced to manual dictionary use (just a copy of Chambers), and the Vodafone Internet dongle refused to work so I had to transfer puzzles from my laptop to my parents’ one before emailing – all very fiddly.
And the simple truth is that moving to a little laptop screen from a 23″ monitor is nothing less than ‘orrid. Now I’m back, it’s lovely to be able to see 4 different app GUIs at the same time. Yes, I know laptops/notebooks and even (yuk) iPads can be pretty to look at, but there’s still nothing to beat a nice big PC system.
Hope those of you who tackled today’s ST effort had fun. There’s a Telegraph Toughie coming up in a few days and another FT effort later in the week.