Jonathan: Jiggered, that’s what I am. Complete new-build of the Hebridean Woolshed website has taken a huge amount of time, concentration, attention to detail, learning new things (mostly by trial and error it seems) and endless rounds of revisions and corrections. Sat at a computer for hours on end under such stress is not good for the mind, body or spirit, and indeed the state of my health right now proves the point. The weather doesn’t help: blanket cloud rolling from the horizon far across the Atlantic on an icy north-westerly wind that saps the heat and hope from the very soul. The poor sheep look at me in desperation: they’ve got their precious lambs to feed, and without light and warmth the grass simply isn’t growing: only the cost of animal feed is! For heaven’s sake this is not just May, it is very nearly June! By now the solar hot water system would normally be producing so much hot water we’d be having long hot showers morning and night just to use it up a bit, but instead we’re still lighting the wood-burning stove in the evenings. This is supposed to be the season of vitality and hope, and insteady we’re all of us just feeling competely jiggered.