Just got back from a great holiday with my husband Michael. We have been to Malaysia and Myanmar and the contrast between the two countries is huge. One is emerging into the modern world. The other is stuck in a time-warp – the positive benefit of this is that the country is very unspoiled and beautiful but the negative aspects are that there is huge poverty, crumbling infrastructure and continuing oppression by an authoritarian military government.

I’m now at home at my desk and discover that the sample book of ‘The Lost Journey Homeward’ is being printed – this is an uncorrected proof version which will need final checking over. I seem to have been reading proofs for months! I am also working with a website designer, Diane, on a new website scheduled for May.