Some pages in my diary are a real mess, but occasionally a door seems to open and something steps through, an idea or observation that sums up my day or a starting point for future work. I take my diary places I both do and don’t want to go. It helps me to get through meetings I’d rather not attend and keeps me company when visiting the dentist. I take it to restaurants in case I overhear anything interesting and on tiny adventures to coffee shops and museums. It’s also a favourite place to draw & paint while sitting in front of the TV. I enjoy the methodical approach to visual diary keeping; being able to turn the page to start again opens up the potential for new thinking.