I’ve been sitting here at my desk for the last couple of hours wrangling the blog tour for the upcoming “Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire”. While I was doing this, my partner was out in the driveway… cleaning my car!

This is not just any car, any modern car that takes a trip to the car wash weekly, this is my beloved and beautiful 1980 Volvo, Lord Volvomort. And this is the first time Lord VVM has been washed in the past 4.5 years. Certainly the first time anyone has removed the dead leaves from the headlight protectors, certainly the first time Armorol has come within metres of his dash. And definitely the only time the rubber mats have been removed, cleaned, shined and replaced.

Look! Look! Isn’t he beautiful! (I would have climbed into the back seat to take a better photo, but the back seat is still full of Land Rover back seat. Lord VVM makes an excellent storage facility.)