Argh! Apologies to anyone who's tried to contact me through the mail button on this blog! It turned out it hasn't been functioning for a while, thanks to a friend who pointed it out to me! So many thanks to you, Louie!!! I don't know for how long that has been the case, and I'm so sorry for the inconvenience it might have caused.
ps. I wasn't totally sure, but a test mail revealed it's working :))) Thank you Elga!