Denise has been my wife and model for twenty years. That is not to say that she spends her days at ease in the studio. She does the work of three men on our two and a half acre estate. Nevertheless, despite hard work and five children - or maybe because of it - her body grows even more appealing with the passing years.
This afternoon Denise was welding stainless steel cutting discs for a prototype food-processing machine – the latest of my inventions. Behind the mask and beneath layers of protective clothing is the face and figure that has featured on so many of these diary pages.