Thanks for all your supportive comments on my previous posts, they were all appreciated.
Update: I have taken my posts out of storage to let some fresh air blow through. What has gone has gone and can't be undone.
I have now moved over to oldcooks.blogspot.co.uk and flissandmax.blogspot.co.uk where I continue the saga of life. I am also exploring some old recipe books and cooking cakes and puddings from Victorian times and earlier.