On a happier note, may I present the unveiling of the Palace's fab new sign:
A very talented Twitter friend made it for me, and I love it.
That's Mabel and Maude starring in paint form. The Mighty Mille's deserve recognition.
I am ridiculously pleased with it, and have deliberately placed it on the end of the Palace which gets the least sunlight to prevent fading. It's also visible from the kitchen, and every time I see it I grin. The ever tolerant husband is bemused but glad that I am no longer hassling him to make me a sign.
Now for the solar powered fairy lights.