On a personal note, I have very sad news to relate. My loyal companion and friend of the last 16 years, my beautiful cat Spock, passed away yesterday. He often came and sat with me when I played guitar, and as a kitten was so intrigued by the vibrating strings that he came right up and had a go at plucking the strings himself with his teeth.
Regular readers to this blog will recognise this picture of him from my Blogger "About Me" icon. I have today decided to change my "About Me" icon out of respect for my beloved pet.