I took Ella and Miles to the Kent Countryside today. We went to Knole, home of the Sackville family. While I told Ella about Virginia Woolf, feminism and the Bloomsbury set, Miles walked behind us, muttering. When I eventually asked him what he was doing, he told me that he was making a gun. We do not like guns, I replied. OK then he said, it’s a lightsaber. Made out of a stick. It gives you powers. You have to call me Luke now, he added for full effect. On the way home, we picked up my new prime lens (20mm F1.7) and I bribed Ella to pose with the bowl of cherries. She took her reward, the cherries, into her den to munch on while finishing her book.