In the first week of October I went home for a few days. Wow, did you see that? ‘Home’ - I went home for a few days. I haven’t lived there since 1995, and haven’t lived there permanently since about 1986. But still there is something ‘home’ about Ringwood. Is it because I grew up there? Or because I was born there? Or that my mum and dad still live there? Or a mix of all those reasons. Anyway, I spent a lot of quality time with mum. I spent a great evening with my brother, Dougal, who’d come all the way from Birmingham to spend a night at mum’s and an evening drinking in the Elm Tree and and later in mum’s dining room with me. I had a lovely evening at Alex Pilley’s catching up with her and Ian, Harris and Elsie - her partner, son and daughter respectively. All in all, a lovely few days.