That's what 2015 has been: fleeting. I can't believe my last update was January, and now we're entering October.

But I also can believe it. After all, time flies when you've a manuscript due. And my manuscript, my ghostwriting commission, is due in eight weeks. I'll tell you all when it's done and dusted and I can talk about it like it's a real entity – at the moment, it doesn't even have a title (but if you're reading this, dear publisher, don't worry – we are most definitely on the home strait)

So I'll leave you with an image that has made my week. My colleague spotted this in his local Oxfam bookshop and I really, honestly, truly can say that it's always been an ambition to feature on the shelves of a second hand bookshop. And here I am...