Post-Christmas lunch at The Duke of Cornwall hotel in Plymouth for the National Trust volunteers at Buckland Abbey where we will start the new season in February. Potato and leek soup followed by salmon and then ice cream. Lovely to catch up with the Monday people as that’s my duty day and we are all raring to go. Got back to my new story after a long break from it and read it from the beginning. I can’t leave these poor characters stranded so must get on with it and bring about a satisfactory ending although I have some way to go yet. It seems to have divided itself neatly into two parts and I have only just started Part Two.