Well, here we are again. New year, new blogging.
How was the festive period for you? Did solving EJH's puzzles [I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII] keep you busy? Perhaps, like me, you had a stab at a few of them, but mostly failed miserably? Perhaps you were down in Hastings playing proper chess instead? Judging by the comments box over the past few days, at least one or two of you out there have been doing both! Whatever you were up to, I hope that you enjoyed yourself.
Anyhoo, in blogging as in real life, it's time to put 2010 and Christmas behind us and get 2011 underway. As from tomorrow we'll be returning to our usual Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday schedule (with a bonus item thrown in here and there). Before we kick-off S&BC Blog 2011 proper, though, we'll be making a few changes.
We've needed to make a few technical tweaks for quite a while now; have a good fiddle about under the bonnet ('hood' for our esteemed North American readers) as it were. Well, finally we've got around to it and we thought that, while we were at it, we might as well give our appearance a bit of a scrub too.
We're not doing anything too radical. Hopefully the archives will become easier to navigate; the left-hand sidebar should look somewhat tidier and we thought we might try on a new colour, just to see what it feels like. Other than that, though, it's pretty much 'as you were'.
With a bit of luck the changes will be all done by the time you read this. Apologies if things look a little bit messy while we get on with the job. Normal blogging resumes tomorrow. In the meantime, we wish you all happy chessing in 2011.