Thank you so much for those kind comments - my bursts of activity are an indication that work is slow at those times!
I too have the 35.f3.5 Summaron. It came in the clutch of gear from the late Mr Walpole. I particularly like its compactness. In fact it was the first lens I tried on the IIIf when that camera arrived. Let's see some of your shots with it if you can find them?
As for your putting off B&W processing, and what will make you get underway again - I suggest you just look at some of those wonderful photos you took in Florence and which were collected by your children in that gallery. They are inspiration enough for anyone.
Aha, "kalka"? Well 'kalka' was my father's nickname. As his eldest son I appropriated it. My grandchildren call me Kalka. There was a little railway station over the road from the house where Dad's family lived for a couple of generations. It was Kalka Station. He got the nickname from that. And he carried it throughout his sporting career, through the War and in business afterwards. Not many people knew him by any other name. When he died the Police held up the traffic for Kalka.
Here is a shot I took of him and Mum at the christening of my youngest sister: a strong willed, tempestuous Aussie/Irishman - and I miss him badly at times
But it was only when we went to India in 2009 that I realised where the word Kalka came from. It is a railway station on the way from Delhi to Shimla, the hill station where the British took refuge from the summer heat of the capital. Today it is quite a tourist attraction. My father would have roared laughing.
Love your Egret by the way. That Elmar 90/4 has a gentleness about it.
Robert: thank you - yep, the spectator - that's the one! pops up all over the place like a bad penny.