This weather has been uncharacteristically lovely for England. It is wall to wall sunshine outside, but I’ve been stuck inside most days at my desk, with Jeff (the cat) keeping me company. At the moment he is lying across my arm in front of me, so I am typing with my hand protruding from underneath his soft furry belly. He’s needy but I love him. Working normal office hours again really does make you appreciate the weekends, and we have been making the most of them, with trips to food fairs, long bike rides and visiting friends. Last weekend we were back up in London for dinner with my amazing group of friends, where everyone brought some item of food to contribute to dinner. Of course, I was charged with pudding….