I have covered a few miles recently. Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire and London - all to talk to people for my commemorative Diamond Jubilee book, due out in May 2012.
This book, Under the Queen's Colours, a collection of memories from serving and former forces personnel, showcases the wealth of experience from those who have served their country in the sixty years of HM the Queen's reign. I have been busy talking to wonderful men and women, who have trusted me with their stories, happy and sad, and let me into their lives for a short time. The resulting book will, I hope, be worthy of commemorating Queen Elizabeth's milestone.