I had the rather surreal experience of opening up The Telegraph this morning (Saturday) and not finding myself there – for the first time ever in 6 (or is it 7?) years. There have been some weeks when I have had a half-sized column, when the Suits decide to ‘shrink’ the Gardening Supplement into the main Weekend section.
But I am contracted to write for 50 weeks of the year, and so far I have managed to stick to it. I was recently in hospital for a few days. Feeling extremely ropey and on a drip and of course without internet connection, it was just impossible to write my column and I was given a week off. Please, please let me be missed.
I have just signed a new agreement to continue my column for yet another year. The great hamster wheel, thus re-oiled, still rolls round and round and round…
I am better now and my column re-appears next week.