As you have probably worked out from the silence, the tour has not happened. Due to various reasons including financial ones, the tour has been postponed. It is difficult to see the tour happening as I was initially planning with what is going on in my life. The project has failed to deliver the kind of income I had hoped and so it may be that I will be re-entering the job market in the near future. MIDS will then become a part-time project and the tour will happen in drips and drabs over the next few years unless the project suddenly becomes profitable.
Whilst very disappointing, there are other things happening in my life that make up for it and I still have great hopes for MIDS over the long term. For now I will continue growing the site, doing the research and reaching out to new readers; watch this space.