I'm taking a break from The Belfry Chronicles. My other blogs, Wine Rant and the much neglected St Andrews Noir, will get more attention. In fact, they'll all have new new posts within the next day or so.

The Chronicles are about my life, and I don't want to write about that at the moment. The writing's been forced of late and the topics are flat out depressing. I don't really see much change to that in the next month.

A few of you have emailed, phoned, texted and commented - that's been appreciated. I don't want people to worry or read this as some sort of need for help. I'm ok. Everything is going to be ok. Some things, for me, are better than they've been in ages. But too much is excruciating at the moment to keep a public diary. And I don't want to turn this into some bollocks humorous link page.

So seek other joy on the net. The squid's writing's been good - with great tunes to boot. And Irony has started posting again, which is cool.

I'll be back late August or early September. But I won't be in the Belfry.

Any news, or chat, will be much appreciated over the next few weeks.