I am trying to make sense of the stats on my research project. It all seemed so straightforward with my supervisor last week; but now I am at home on my own with SPSS and a load of nonsensical notes, and I’m not so sure. Today I have progress of a sort, as after much tortured thinking I came up with ‘refocus on your hypotheses’ so – now that I’ve remembered what they are – I’ve got a framework of a sort. Yesterday, however, I was tired from the London trip, spent the morning faffing about reading different blogs, then took Sparks for a walk with my SIL and nephew at Nostell Priory.

The newly restored Obelisk Lodge at the top of the park.

Lars lends a helping hand.

She loves me, she loves me not…

Lars and Sparky smile for the camera.