For the first time in over fifteen years, I have a garden to potter in, thanks to the wonderful and generous Emma Darwin. (Emma and I met online months before we discovered a few years ago that our Real Life homes are mere yards apart.)
Take one author with a bad back, a generous and warm spirit and a neglected garden.
Add another author with a strong back, a determination to make time, but no garden.
Put them together and what have you got?
Beans, that's what. And onions, garlic, potatoes, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes ... to add to the fennel, wild rocket, rosemary, thyme, parsley, chives, bay etc flourishing on my balcony.
So here I am, living on a council estate in the heart of the metropolis, feeding my family on home grown organic produce - and loving it!