A lovely birthday – lunch with my granddaughter Meg and then Guys and Dolls at the theatre, a lively production that had my feet tapping. I have booked for Swanwick Writers’ Week up in Derbyshire in August. It’s a great week, full on with lots of interesting talks and workshops. It doesn’t matter how long you have been writing and how many books you may have had published, you can always pick up something from it and it’s a delight to talk to other writers. I hope I can pass on some of my own continued enthusiasm for writing to the newcomers.