"How will that be any different from normal?" I hear you quip.
Well, I am (fingers crossed) hopefully making writing my full-time occupation this year rather than what I do at evenings and weekends while earning advertising's dirty money to pay my mortgage, and I have been trying to blog more regularly, apart from when family circumstances in February prevented it. So it feels a bit odd to be leaving off.
But it has been getting pretty down of late - many of my recent posts have been negative and critical, exceeded only in dourness by some of my commenters. When I get back in May I'm going to try and lighten up a bit and look for more of the positives in the wonderful world of beer. It's going to be a long hot summer so I hope you feel like trying that too.
By the time I'm back the launch of Hops & Glory will be only one month away, so expect lots of plugging, more extracts that didn't make the final cut, and details of promotional activity up and down the country. If you like my writing, I'd love it if you could get involved. I'm up for readings, talks, IPA tastings and book signings anywhere in the UK, and hope to avoid a repeat of the event at Borders in Bournemouth last year where I managed to coax one old lady to sit down and listen to me with a bottle of Schneider Weisse.
Y Viva Espana!