Wednesday October 19th
"I'm a fighter not a quitter!" says Elizabeth Truss
Thursday October 20th
Elizabeth Truss quits as prime minister.
Lasting only 45 days in the job, Elizabeth Truss now has a place in history by having had the shortest term in office of any British prime minister. Previously, the record was held by George Canning who lasted 119 days, dying in office from tuberculosis in 1827.
Now our country awaits the appointment of yet another prime minister and there are depressing rumours of a possible return for Johnson. To very many of us, this prospect is quite flabbergasting given his past conduct in office.
The political soap opera continues.
Meanwhile, in the suburbs of Sheffield, Little Phoebe was entranced by the autumn leaves and acorns she collected in nearby Ecclesall Woods yesterday afternoon. I realised that she was really seeing those colourful leaves for the very first time and there was something rather magical about her reactions. I captured this image of her cantering down a woodland path towards her two grandmothers:-