This week, almost by chance, I watched the second, and final, episode of a Channel 4 documentary, the Write Offs, about eight adults taking on an ambitious literacy challenge. I found it inspiring and moving.

Outside my window, I can see the signs of autumn approaching, in the natural world around me. And I am grateful to live in a part of the world where the changing seasons are obvious. Do the seasons matter to you?

This week I read of people who are eating very frugally for a week to support those who do not have the choice to eat in any other way.