Here's a soothing picture of the Great Wall to go with my apology...

I said, there will be a Shards of China post every day, and I meant every day and then yesterday – I didn’t post. I did write the post (which will be published in a minute’s time) but thanks to a few technical issues (my home router caught fire, and as I quit smoking I didn’t want to go to the pub to use their net connection) I didn’t publish it.

So apologies – it won’t happen again, until it does… on the bright side, I’m still not smoking.