Jonathan: A bullying wind from the north east, ominous skies and occasional but stinging rain make this a day to get on with indoors work. There’s plenty of choice, but with a start on site just a month away, completing the design of earthworks – and calculating quantities – for Rob & Carol’s house at Borrisdale is top priority. Music can be a great help to helping me focus on a single task – though it does depend on the music. Today I’ll be playing some CDs Rebecca and Catherine bought me for my birthday: Kerobia – Outziak ; Russian Red – Fuerteventura ; Frous-Frous – Details ; Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues. More on this later – if I’m so inspired.