Last night as I was in bed, a sponge layer in a trifle of quilts and pillows, I took a moment to appreciate the complete silence of the country. Trite I know, but when you live on top of a never-ending carousel of night buses you’ll understand my love of an earplug-free snooze.

As for the house itself, the parentals have shown something of a flare for renovation and interior design over the years – and seeing as the homestead might be upping sticks across the county soon I thought I’d capture some of the fruits of their labour on camera.

As you can see my work station is set up – I’m on my third pot of coffee and ready for some bank holiday reading. Enjoy the long weekend!