Anne showed me the proof copy of our first collaboration, Allotments No 1 today. It made me put the Parma Violets on the jukebox so I could have a pogo to celebrate!

It’s very moving seeing her images next to my words. I handed over my words and Anne has placed them on pages. I have had no input or control about where the words sit. This is an odd experience for someone used to choosing her words carefully.

My friend Jen will hand stitch copies of the book and it will be available for sale next week £10 each. You can pick up copies at Anne and I’s respective stalls at Tynemouth market. I will also be taking orders at my forthcoming gig at Live Theatre on Tuesday 19th March.

The gig is sold out! Andrew, Rowan and I are meeting for a run through tomorrow. I look forward to catching up with them and the divine Kirsten Luckins from Apples and Snakes.