It's the end of May and summer is in full swing. Blue skies, sunshine, birds and bees. I've been spending a lot of time in the garden, armed with my laptop and a camera, and while I was out there today, I spotted this little guy.
I think he's a hawthorn shield bug. He was quite happily clambering over one of the young rowan trees, no doubt looking for delicious leaves, but he's very welcome to stay in the garden.
Meanwhile, Nella has been out enjoying the sun in her new pool.
Her favourite game is grabbing anything that's thrown in the pool, running off with it, and hiding it down the bottom of the garden. I think we're going to need some more tennis balls if the weather stays nice.
On Saturday I visited Durham for a book signing in Waterstones and it was another gorgeous day. Huge thanks to Gemma and everyone at the shop for making me feel welcome. The streets were packed full of people wearing shorts and sundresses, eating ice creams and soaking up the sun.
Here's my attempt at photographing rowers on the river.
(I'm sure those branches moved every time I tried to take a good picture.)
And here is (part of) Durham Cathedral, looking as wonderful as ever.
It has been a hot, busy week.
Legacy has been out for two weeks now. Thank you to everyone who has written to say that you've enjoyed the book. It's lovely to hear from you all.
I hope you're out enjoying the sunshine!