Making quite a bit of progress on my present writing project… What’s it about? Not easy to say, but its a moving and gently humorous insight into growing up in the 1950s in the inner city suburbs of Brisbane, Australia and now, slowing down in south-west France. But it’s also about my turbulent and sometimes heart-breaking relationships with two dogs in particular: a neurotic border collie-kelpie cross who was my childhood companion until …. and another one, an aggressive schnauzer, now “on his way out” and my companion for better or for worse in older age until … Hey! it’s a “memoir”…….