First of all - my sincere apologies for all the work I should have done over the last five weeks, which has not been completed. I hate to let people down, especially if you've already paid for the work, but I'm afraid it's been unavoidable.
I've mentioned on Twitter that I was waiting for a gall bladder operation but the symptoms escalated quite a lot and I ended up in hospital for most of the past five weeks. Turns out it's not gall stones at all, but pancreatic cancer, locally advanced and non-operable. My life expectancy is anything between 6 months and 18 months depending on lots of variables.
I was gambling on my good health (like many self employed people do, I'm sure) and had no contingency plans for being off sick. I'm also more or less a one-woman band - certainly when it comes to the designing - so there was nobody else to help with the work. I may be able to catch up with some of the plans - that weren't too time dependent - or I may be able to pass the business on. I may even be able to pay some of you back the money for plans not completed - but I'm afraid you can't depend on it. I'd considered what would happen if the business didn't survive ... but I hadn't factored in my own mortality!
My current health isn't great, so there won't be much immediate progress. I'll keep you updated and, once again, I'm so sorry to let people down.