He said it lifted him working with me yesterday. Was that the phrase he used? It was something like it. He said it improved his walk. We don’t always work well together, he says it’s because we are so similar. I try to fight my corner too much – being too protective of my writing. He teaches me a lot though as we fight over commas. It is good. It is all good, as my sister would and does say.

They talked about gardens yesterday on the radio. All above my head but hearing Penelope Keith’s voice was nice. Some actors voices do that for me. I feel safe, coddled by them. I could list them. I won’t now, another time. There is work to do. Much. I try to be more forgiving. And it is another culture. I have so much to learn.

By Ellen Bell

Artist and writer currently living in Aberystwyth.