I’m told that in Australia you can plan an outdoor event weeks or even months in advance knowing the weather will be kind. Not so, here in Devon. So, my Pimms and Pasty evening for friends and neighbours had to be moved indoors – it was one of those days when the weather couldn’t make up its mind -  raining one minute and sunny the next. Lovely evening nonetheless and I am reminded of the joys of living in a small but lively community such as ours.  My new book is coming on well as I get to know the characters more and more and at least I can wallow in virtual sunshine as they are having great weather on their holiday!