Just back from an amazingly inspirational trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic.
And here I am, petting one of the stone lions outside the house of fabulous author, Lynne Graham.
She lives in a most beautiful and mysterious part of the world - where mists clear to reveal sacred hills and goats chew happily on the lushest grass you can imagine.
The lions made me think of Aslan and of the White Witch, who turned everything to stone. The Narnian Chronicles are my favourite children's' stories of all time.
How about yours?