Dare we mention the weather? 12 days to go until You Know What, and we’re starting to look up hopefully when we open the curtains in the morning. I keep telling Isobel that Rainclouds should be her next design but she is remaining resolutely positive, and talking us all into cheeriness – one of her great skills. I do actually think that Umbrellas might go down well, but what do I know? We’d love to hear what you think. She’s never short of ideas, but if there’s anything you think we should be doing that we aren’t, do please shout out. Right now I can’t imagine answering anyone, on any subject, until about mid-November (joke), but as ever we love hearing from you. Just don’t be offended if you don’t hear from us for a little while, as we recover!