Slow life doesn’t come any slower than this. The life models had to keep perfectly still, sometimes in water, for up to an hour. Alan Ward, who holds a life class at the Storey Institute every Saturday, booked 11 models, 5 male, 5 female and one trans-gender, to pose for his students in my garden. We were expecting a washout, after two inches of rain had been dumped on us the day before, but by a miracle the clouds disappeared just as the models started to arrive and we were bathed in sunshine all day long. Our Postie, Trevor, got the shock of his life when he came to deliver the letters, but didn’t complain. The only untoward incident was when one of the models sat on an ants’ nest. The ants expressed their disapproval in the only way they know, and the model cooled off in the pool.