Another reason is the new dog that we've had for a month and a half. Her name is Poppy. She is a Cavalier King Charles, aged 4 months. Now she needs a lot of attention and presence therefore I try to be downstairs with her whenever I am at home and as my computer is in my study - no laptop yet - it also means less time in front of the screen!
This post gives me an opportunity to mention a great fellow blogger, Treppenwitz, and to suggest a link to a nice and humorous piece he wrote about his own http://bogieworks.blogs.com/treppenwitz/2006/12/ok_before_we_ge.html, Jordan.