UPDATE : after more than a week with no computer i am at last back up and running and able to get back online. if you've ever had a computer break then you'll know how frustrating it feels. there is so much to consider such as re-activating adobe software (not easy), anti-virus cover, i-tunes, and suddenly missing all your fonts collected over the years. luckily the computer repair shop was able to save all my design work from the hardrive and transfer them to a new one for me. phew!
during all the trauma i purchased two new computers - one laptop and one desktop so that if one fails i can still manage to work and blog - so hopefully i wont get caught out like this again !
thank you for being so patient - new posts coming asap : )