Martin Clunes was due to film up at our local pub, The Old Inn at St Breward, so I was hoping that my pictures, which are on show there, might be seen in an episode of Doc Martin. When I heard that they had taken them all down I have to say that I was just a little disappointed. Next day we walked up to the pub to meet some friends to be told that he had asked if he could buy the picture of the Scottie Dog. I was really thrilled as I am a terrific fan of Martins animal programmes, you can tell that he really loves animals and is fascinated by them.

I wasn’t sure if I felt happy telling everyone that he had bought the picture so I contacted him and was so pleased when he wrote back that he would be – “More than happy” – for me to mention the fact. So I am!