Thanks for this Simon - I'm almost speechless, well almost.
Dave, I'm sure I speak for many when I say that your info-posts are interesting, informative and make for a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Thank you for taking the time to write them.
The next version of the forum software is supposed to have a personal blog feature for each member - this should make your diary even easier to post.
ps - I'll add to this as and when you undertake more projects.