I know, I know. Too much time; too few posts. Grovelly apologies.
Thought you deserved an update on the whole giving-up-knee-jerk-put-downs project (see a couple of posts ago). It's been running for a week now and I've erred, to my certain knowledge, four times. Given that I probably used it as a conversational method up to twenty times a day this is pretty impressive and I'm pleased. Given that on at least one occasion my silence and self-editing has upset someone I think there is a bit of heads I lose tales you win about this. Never mind. I'll try for the whole season.