I’m hard to shop for, I’m happy to admit. Anything I want, I’d rather buy for myself rather than risk asking someone else who might not get it quite right.
The Summer holidays are here. Days filled with sunshine, trips to the seaside, bed-times relaxed, precious memories made and ice creams consumed. New school uniforms will be snapped up, pencils sharpened, pens tested with scribbles here and there, feet measured up and crisp new diaries bought.
Wedding season is upon us and this one shall always be remembered as the one that was right royally kicked off by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
No doubt Harry will be suited and booted, but one of the great things about weddings these days is that more and more people are breaking with tradition. Not every girl wants the big meringue dress, or even to wear white, and not every guy wants tops and tails, or even a suit.
Right at the end of February, I had my very first experience of teaching! The New Brewery Arts centre in Cirencester asked me to lead a leathercraft workshop and so five people signed up to make their own belt – in a day!