Today 20 October is National Day on Writing, a U.S. Based celebration of writing which first took place on this day in 2009. The US Senate Passed resolutions from 2009 to 2014 to honour writing in all its forms and draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we all engage in. My wrap is an homage to writing and while I know not all writing ends up in a book – hard copy or e form, reading a well written book is surely one of life’s great pleasures. The wrap features a charcoal sketch of a book stack, embellished with a deliciously rich gold ribbon purchased in a souk in Muscat Oman which I forgot I had…. so finding it, and the memories it evoked, was a really pleasant surprise.