The title is a Greek word that sounds like 'Gree-pi'. It's obviosly a loan word from the French 'La Grippe': a specifically continental illness which is worse than a cold but not quite 'flu. Anyway whatever you call it I've got it, have had it for a week, and now, since I've had respiratory problems all my life, has I think turned into something worse. I shall try to see a doctor tomorrow.
But I only bore you with all this because some might be wondering why there have been no blog entries. That's why. Sorry. Hope to resume normal (but not too normal) blog service soon. Meanwhile let's find you a pretty picture. Oh, yes; this will do: