Website’s ‘Contact’ facility working again; ‘Search’ not

I discovered only recently that the 'contact' facility of this website and blog, whereby anyone could click 'contact' at the top of any page to send me a message, had not been working for some time, although it seemed to be.  My trusty website guru, who has now rather dismayingly decamped to Ethiopia for, probably, three years, succeeded in fixing the problem before he left, and it should be working again now.

Apologies to anyone who has tried to send me a message via 'contact' during the last goodness-knows-how-many months and is understandably aggrieved at receiving no reply.  If your message is still relevant, please try again now, using 'contact' at the top of the page — or else send me an e-mail addressed to brianbarder [at] compuserve [dot] com, omitting the brackets and spaces.

I should also apologise for the fact that the website's 'Search' facility has also been out of order for a considerable time, for different reasons.  The website's non-resident guru hopes to be able to fix that from Addis Ababa whenever he has a spare moment and an internet connection, which might not be for some time.