Backchat is sorry to say he has not been feeling himself of late.
In fact, to cut a short story even shorter, he had a very small operation in hospital on Monday.
His colleagues have been very sympathetic... to his wife who allegedly fled to her mother's the weekend just before.
But, don't worry, Backchat is confident that he will be up and running again shortly.
And, even though he is laid up in bed, he luckily has the pittter patter of his two small children to keep him company.
As the old adage goes, three would be a crowd.