Behind the first window of the Dixie Advent Calendar is…
my Mum.
How many good things start with our mums!

This picture was taken on her 86th birthday, down by the river as we mulled over some story ideas and drew in our sketchbooks over a coffee and a tunnocks wafer (I’m keeping a beady eye on mine, sitting there on the saucer…).
If I have a tenth of Mum’s vitality and brilliance when I am – can I say it? – old, I will consider myself very luck indeed.

Working on Dixie together has been pure happiness on wheels – I shall remember these days always.