Hooting Yard crashes in to 2007 a month late and with a new format. The old pages – which of course you can still visit – had a certain ramshackle charm, but I’ve decided to use this standard blog format for a number of reasons. Better indexing, for one thing, and we all need indexes. Also I hope that readers will take full advantage of the Comments feature and spout their own twaddle to complement my own. Onwards and upwards! Here, for your delectation, is a picture sent to me by that scalliwag Max DÃ©charnÃ©.