It being the school holidays, it made the return to work a little easier. After my day in the garden yesterday I was tired and achey this morning and not really that with it, thankfully the traffic was light and my journey to work was simple and straightforward. When I got to work, walking across the fields it was like walking through a waste land, a no man’s land, and a ghost town. During the course of the day I batted my way through the emails in my inbox and got back to where I was where I left a week ago last Friday. Result!

And I had a good chat in the kitchen at lunchtime and even got a bit of writing done. Now I have to tell a bit of Amanda’s story – the life of the imaginary wife of Mr Tumnal.