Image2 001Click for a larger imageDidn't do much in August, apart from start writing a new book and enjoy the glorious weather.

Bought even more plants for our tiny but lovely garden. Watering everything takes about half an hour. I love it.

It was grandson Ted's first birthday so there was a family get-together at Belton House, a very popular National Trust property near Grantham. Must be our third or fourth visit.

Missed Daniel's stag because of a poorly car - probably just as well, judging from the photos. He and Lucie get married in September.

The photo shows my dear friend John and me at High Hay Bridge in around 1978. There was a gathering for his funeral,

up in Preston. Good to catch up with people's news despite it being a tearful occasion.

Quite pleased with the start of the new book. I might put Chapter 1 on here. Thinking about it, anyway. Must get back and tweak the last one, then get it round a few publishers.