Turning a double garage into a three-storey, two-bedroom, two-bathroom, dual-aspect house with solar water-heating, lots of glass and a suntrap roof terrace is as close as you'll get to the architectural alchemy of making gold from bricks.
Husband-and-wife Tom and Danielle Raffield had already set up a successful business using steam to bend wood into beautiful furniture. Next, they embarked on a mission to use this unusual technqiue to create a bigger house for their family...
There's a nerdy website that I sometimes look at when I'm bored. It's called routesonline.com, and in staccato sentences it lists every schedule change by almost every airline around the world. "Air Senegal adds London to Freetown Service from late June 2020" — that sort of thing.
I know the importance of good sleep hygiene. Having written about lifestyle and wellness for more than a decade, I follow the rules religiously: no caffeine after 3pm, phone turned off an hour before bedtime; and some sort of mindfulness.