My landlady has finally come back to me overnight to say her 2013 calendar is open. I first approached her in May - too early! - and have been holding my breath ever since (not literally!). I'm in for 10 days in June 2013, in the most gorgeous apartment right opposite the vineyard in Montmartre. I'm so excited, I might scream, but that would frighten my cat, Misty Wattle, who has not yet been told about going to boarding school next year for 8 weeks! I've bought a new suitcase - smaller than my present huge one - and will try it out to Hong Kong next month.