For entries from July 2009 please see The Blog

The Ashcotte Gardening Journal, 2004

The diary, 2005

The diary, 2006

The diary, 2007

The diary, 2008. My annus horribilus. Nothing can describe just how awful this year was. My diary gives little hint of it save the huge gap in entries and then the single brief entry in November to say I had cancer. The three or four months leading up to a diagnosis were an indescribable nightmare. There are absolutely no words for me to say how awful it was. When I was transferring this material over I read the initial entries for 2008 which are full of bright hope, and I burst into tears.

I spent four months dying and no one knew why. I have never felt so alone in my life.

The diary 2009 until June.