For the first 17 years of my life I lived in tiny Navy and then Police quarters. A semi-detached with 3 bedrooms….and I always got the box room.

Even as a child I would draw very detailed floor plans of my dream home.

The plans changed with age but I still do it now. And still ADORE the amazing cathedrals and churches and castles and manors and cottages we have here in Britain.

My own memory palace always starts with a guardian at the front door to whom I pay the utmost respect. Her daughters pop up in certain important rooms with certain important memories.

Calliope guards the library.

Terpsichore guards the music.

Clio….speaks for me !