Just to clear up the ‘happy news’ I was talking about here a few days ago, it is my joy to announce my friend Charlotte has given birth to a baby girl. Olive Robyn was born last week, and both she and her mum are doing well. C asked me not to broadcast it immediately, but has now given me permission to write this entry. I now can’t wait to go up and visit them, Alex and the rest of the Joneses. Mr. and Mrs J must be overjoyed! I daresay a Jones garden party is long overdue.