Last week we took a break in Northumberland which was reviving. This week I'm back to close editing and formatting my book ready for it to go to the proof reader. I do find it difficult not to go completely cross-eyed with it all. At least I have made a decision about the concluding chapter: it will be a poem or nothing. I have sketched out a sonnet, lightly based around Robert Frost's "Stopping in Woods on a Snowy Evening".

My next task is to tackle the index!