It’s only Monday, but the week has got off to a good start. I’m going on BBC Radio Oxford this week to talk about my book of short stories, The Wind on his Back. I’ll load up the Podcast afterwards…(I sound so modern and up on technology but this is an utter lie; I will seek help to load up the podcast…whatever that is…)

The other brilliant thing is the light coming. Each day, it definitely feels lighter. We no longer seem to be getting up in the dark. This is to be celebrated. Walking my dog on Port Meadow at 5pm feels a heady forerunner for things to come. Winter, we are very nearly done with you.