My blogging productivity has slipped recently, and it hasn't been for lack of things to write about or because I've been particularly busy. So let's just blame August in Madrid. Things are about to get even quieter on the blog as I'm leaving tomorrow for just over two weeks in Bali and Lombok. I realise this conjures up the image of happy, lazy days swinging in a hammock by the beach - I had that image myself for a while - but it turns out that there are volcanoes to be climbed. Starting, the day after we arrive, with Lombok's impressive looking Mount Rinjani. I'm hoping that the photo Wikipedia uses is not representative of a an average day on the summit and to be honest I'm starting to wish I hadn't read that article. The curse of blogging. Hopefully there will be some hammock time too. In the meantime, the shadowy committee that really runs this blog assures me that there may be the occasional post appearing during my absence with pictures of mountains and that sort of thing.