I’ve just put the (almost) finishing touches to a brand new gallery of artwork by the wonderful Ladybird Book artist, Martin Aitchison. Martin, now 88, was one of the most prolific of Ladybird’s artists during the ‘golden years’ of the 1960s and 70s. He has recently released for sale a large batch of pieces of original Ladybird Book artwork dating between the 60s and 90s and its these pictures you can see in the new-look gallery of his website. Take a look here. Great for window shopping if nothing else.

We’ve finally heard back from the Antiques Roadshow – and we haven’t made it to the show. Too much material for one programme. Ah well. It was good fun.

Now, if I don’t want to break a 6-year tradition I must set to work to prepare a Ladybird Christmas quiz. Something a bit different this year … but what?