My little sister kindly offered to read draft 5 of The Gift – thanks Nic for your helpful feedback, which I will incorporate into the final draft. While draft 5 was being read I decided to have another look at The Salvesen Sisters as I suddenly had lots of ideas. I had also received positive feedback on the first chapter (see The Salvesen Sisters tab), which was encouraging and a great help. The plot is coming along nicely. I have set myself a target of 1,000 words a day as this seems a realistic goal! While I was rummaging through old photos, which incidentally I love to do, I was lucky to find this old album, which I think belonged to Agnes Salvesen – you will recall that Agnes, my husband's great aunt, travelled to Asia in 1913 and it is the diary of her journey that has inspired me to write this story. The last photo is of Agnes in Yokohama taken in 1917. I have some old postcards too, but sadly the writing is too faint to read.