As we step into this last week of summer, there seems to be a sense of urgency and activity abounding.

Certainly we've noticed ever-increasing numbers of visitors in Suffolk and Norfolk lately. The eat out dining scheme is drawing to an end. And, if the news reports from the airports are to be believed, many people are desperate to get away (or get back) in that last attempt at a holiday while borders are open and restrictions are eased.

Perhaps after six months of being restrained through lockdown, we're all anxious to cram in as much 'living' as we can while the weather remains fine and there's still some light left in the evenings.

It means diaries feel fuller than they have done in a while.

Though the appointments still aren't exactly what we'd choose, it's good to acknowledge the creativity and ingenuity shown by event and facility organisers who, instead of cancelling their activities, have found ways to 'pivot' their offer so that it might take place through safe distancing or by being online.

And in this era of Zoom have you relished seeing the homes, bookshelves and interior decor choices of interviewees on the news, chat shows or festivals?

If so, please join me in meeting children's writer Sophie Green in her writing room in Suffolk. Click here to take a look.

Thank you for reading.