Dublin was amazing. I did the sum total of no writing (oops) but I made up for it with lots of trips to art galleries and museums (which are all free in Dublin. Brilliant). And perhaps more legitimately I did also meet a lot of important theatre people through Will working on this show Testament, for the Festival. So fingers crossed we’ll go back there and make some work in Ireland, maybe at The Project, where Testament was, maybe at the Gate (Michael Colgan, the Artistic director was one of the important theatre people we met), or maybe down in wexford where we spent our last day – having discovered several of our friends were working there for the opera festival. So one way or another hopefully we’ll go back, in the not too distant future. Everyone is so lovely, the friendliest theatre community I’ve ever come across. Just lovely.

Now back home…well actually now on the train to Cardiff for a design meeting for Arabian Nights, but home again in time for supper. I think Will’s keen to use up some of the garden produce so that’ll be potatoes, tomatoes and broccoli leaves for dinner. Maybe I should stay in Cardiff…