The house is silent apart from the low hum of the washing machine, and after three whole days without an Internet connection it has inexplicably decided to work again without the intervention of an engineer. Sigh.
All was not lost though. Sans Internet I read Savage Sun by Embrace buddy B L Bonita, which was sizzlingly good, thrashed out a synopsis and got some fresh air.
There's also a lot to be said for a spot of garden centre retail therapy.
But now it's time to get back to work - I have an impatient hero who needs my attention!