As 2015 draws to a close, I wanted to post a quick update on this site. Since circumstances prevented me from continuing to publish PSL in June 2014, I have been greatly touched by the many messages of goodwill and support I've received from people all over the world about this site and how much they enjoyed reading it. Even today, some 18 months after it temporarily closed, it still clocks up over 5000 hits per month, which is wonderful to see.
Sadly, despite my hopes and aspirations to find the space to restart PSL, the time is still not right to do so - I would love to, but my personal circumstances preclude it at present. But, I can assure you that the moment these change, I plan to restart the site and begin writing here again.
In the interim, please be assured that I look at this site regularly, the email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is monitored regularly, and that I watch the many fascinating defence and security challenges in the world with interest.
Please spare a thought for those deployed this Christmas (both military and civilian), many of whom are in harms way to keep us all safe. Having been deployed at Christmas myself, I know that any messages of support you receive do make a difference - so please, if you know of friends or family deployed, please take the time to email or send them a card, because it makes a massive difference to their morale.
Finally, in the words of the great Sir Humphrey Appleby himself,
Jim Hacker: Are you trying to say "Happy Christmas," Humphrey?
Sir Humphrey: Yes, Minister."