A while since I posted here.
The back has been bad so I've been taking it easy. The surgeon has checked the latest x-rays and MRI scans and confirms that the back is stable!! Basically, he says I have to start acting my age and stop carrying the sort of loads I'm used to moving. The pains are a result of carrying bucket loads of sand and cement upstairs to render the walls. I now have to carry half buckets!!
I've been making some speakers too. One pair for review in an on-line hi-fi magazine and now a pair for me, very kindly donated by the company that makes the first pair!!
Pictures of the build are on my Flickr pages