BTW, received a sympathy card from the vet practice, with a packet of 'forget me not' seeds. I started blubbing, of course. Nice gesture, though. They've just about bankrupted me over the years, but they are a good practice, and genuinely seem to care about the animals (as well as the money.)
The latest tormented tec series, RIVER, has started with a bang. I really like it , so far. Stellan Stasgaard is always good value, and it's a very engaging story, with woowoo elements. Unfortunately, MIDWINTER OF THE SPIRIT, recently finished, turned out to be pretty obvious and rather dull.
I was thinking of those old 'Draw Me' ads for correspondence art courses that used to be in comic books. I did one and sent it in, when I was about nine, and got a letter back offering to take me on. I thought I must be brilliantly talented! :D