The planning stage of my latest project is progressing – but very slowly. What I want to build sounds really simple but has turned out to be an engineering/architectural nightmare. It is all down to translating the ideas in my head into a building structure that will not collapse within days. I have to remain secretive in case I cannot build what I want; but lets just say that I wish Rik Pierce would call by for the day and sort things out for me. Meanwhile it is back to bits of cardboard, a scalpel and masking tape!!! My children think I am mad.