Just back from a quick break with “him indoors” and Dad.

My in laws are from Jamaica but it’s the first time I’ve been to Barbados and I can see why so many people love it. Great beaches and scenery, good roads, excellent foods and drink (although eye-wateringly expensive) and of course a warm welcome.

Apart from an ocean of rum punch and reading two novels under a pergola, we walked around Bridgetown, did the Harrison’s Cave tour and St Nicholas Abbey and it’s steam railway (and yes I got to blow the train whistle like a big kid!).

Now safely back in the UK, it’s back to the studio with peeling shoulders, a slice of rum cake and happy memories.