Just a quick note of apology for the temporary disappearance of the Fencing Épée blog. A few technical problems with WordPress but these have been overcome and normal service resumes. Except that most of my images have become disconnected and I now have to go through the blog reconnecting them manually. Regardless, just take this as a reminder bloggers of the need to back up your blog at regular intervals. Fortunately, nothing was lost this time. More posts will follow shortly.