Lord Wellbourne regrets his long and unexpected absence and wishes his Gentle Readers to know that he has not abandoned the blogosphere. He has been experiencing difficulty with his vertical hold control--in other words, he hasn't been able to remain upright for very long at a time due to some cardio-pulmonary unpleasantness. He hopes to be well and back very soon.
Now he must return to his horizontal position before the sentries posted to watch him realize he has evaded them and slipped into his studio.
Lord Wellbourne also wishes to thank Red for her very nice letter and hopes to be able to reply very soon.
And to all his Gentle Readers he wishes a very Happy Valentine's Day!