It is so easy to get used to hot sunny weather. I share a beautiful large garden but the plants on my patio are my responsibility and it has meant being out with the hose every evening giving them a good watering. Yesterday I took an hour long walk in the sun – ridiculous I know – but I took it gently and had my sun-hat on, sunglasses and was covered up. I am reading a book about Agatha Christie, a writer I much admire who also loved Devon. The more I read her stories the more I appreciate the little touches of humour that are dotted through them. Sometimes, as a writer you find yourself analysing the way a writer is working and it can spoil the reading enjoyment. As soon as I forget that and realize I am just enjoying the story then the writer has won me over.