Just a quick note on off-topic posts just because there have been rather a lot of these in the past few days…

If you’re not commenting on a post at all but have a completely separate question, the best place to leave it is on the “About this blog” page. That makes it easier for other readers to follow comments and conversations. I can still see your questions and you’ll still get an answer – and if I think it’s a question that others are probably asking, it will even get a post of its own.

Thanks for your help on this.