I'm not really sure why this blog went to invite-only recently. I certainly don't remember changing the settings!
However I got a friendly but indignant email from a fellow blogger recently, asking me why I'd passworded the whole page without inviting her and I thought it might be worth coming back to say that in fact, I've just shut down the whole blog. I guess I've just lost my need for the persona and voice that I forged here.
Thanks for reading; my contact info remains the same and is listed below.