...visit to young relatives in Surrey. Glorious Autumn colours as we sped along the railway line from Epsom. An enchanting small great-nephew with an appropriate interest in toy trains and some very jolly teddy bears. A small great-niece with a gurgling grin.
Also delightful: a very jolly book of jokes and anecdotes on sale via a local church. I laughed aloud while browsing through a copy before giving it as a present: I'm now ordering two more. Funds raised from its sales go towards necessary maintenance work at the Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon, one of the finest of London's 19th century churches and well worth cherishing. You can get a copy by post, £5, from: Sacred Heart Bookshop, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, London SW19 4LU.