Nearly killed the cat. I had no idea (how can it have escaped me?) that lilies are fatal to cats. Merely brushing against them can cause a terrible reaction – cats on drips the vet tells me. I don’t normally have lilies in the house but did so last weekend, putting the vase on the window ledge where Lucy likes to sit to observe the birds outside. No more lilies then. Getting on with the new story and something unexpected as happened as often does. Caught up with the characters now and desperately wanting to resolve things for them. Terrible storms at the weekend meant I was trapped indoors which was an opportunity to press on with the writing.