My Jolly Sooper Day

How to be utterly upstaged by a dog.

Too flat out to write the account I want tonight, but I just wanted to post this lovely picture by Daily Telegraph photographer Andrew Crowley, who took the shots for my interview with Jilly and Leo Cooper last week.

I especially love William the Dog on the sofa, who had to be restrained by no fewer than three people to prevent him from hogging the shots of Leo and Jilly together. His look of guilty pleasure when he was finally allowed in front of the camera was quite something.

The piece – the first interview Jilly and Leo have apparently given together in their 50 year marriage – will run in this weekend’s Daily Telegraph. It was one of the best – and most moving – days of my working life. I hope that comes across.

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