Thanks for your support, it turned out to be a very short break, and due to lots of support and persuading by some absolutly wonderful people, I've decided to return.
The Webmaster has created a forum for the discussion of all things to do with renewable and sustainable energy sources, this includes any ideas that people may have to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, which is one of the main causes of this tragic oil spill disaster.
I'll be moderating this forum, so wouldn't have the time to do both, but thank you for the vote of confidence.
Please feel free to post on the new forum, breaches of TOS will not be tolerated, so it will be a pretty peaceful place.
regards, and thank you again for being such a stoic poster, and supportive friend.