Both the boys have gone off again to university. It's definitely back-endish now, as they say in Yorkshire, and I did some everyday baking, white and dark chocolate brownie, the white bits are chocolate, and an onion tart. I've always thought that September's my new year rather than January and I'm a bit optimistic and excited about things to come. Tiffin's doing good and we're going to buy a bio ethanol stove for the kitchen for the winter which I'll love, and I'm sure she will too. It looks just like a woodburner but doesn't need a flue. It's a plan. I'd also like to buy myself a drawing board, like the one in the photo below. For many years I worked with a board and I love sitting on a high stool with the board's surface angled very flat. I'll keep looking until I find one. Maybe I'm a bit Bob Cratchit when it comes to working, I'd be much happier with a high board, a thick sweater, and a very small fire rather than any modern laboratory style office furniture.