TIPS: I went to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. It was very memorable. All the participants stay in character all the time. Then I came back to St Pancras to find the whole rail system was shut for maintenance. I got home nearly an hour late and I had barely three hours sleep before I had to go to Heathrow to fly to Switzerland. Their transport system is perfect. I visited, amongst other places, the Reichenbach Falls where Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty fell, fighting for their lives. Then we went to Meirengen, to the Sherlock Holmes Museum. There’s a tall wooden statue paid for by the London Sherlock Holmes Society. But I believe the Japanese paid for the Crowborough statue, where Conan Doyle used to live. Tomorrow morning I’m off to Italy, and that’s it for a while. I need a rest.

UCKFIELD SINGERS: Tickets are available from Gale and Woolgar for the Uckfield Singers concert at the Civic Centre tomorrow, Saturday, 7.30pm. Our musical director is leaving after five years she has been wonderful we are now looking for a new musical director to take the choir forward we are 91 strong and established over eight years. For information go to www.uckfieldsingers.co.uk

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.sussexexpress.co.uk/

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Sussex-Express/

3) Follow us on Twitter @sussex_express

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Sussex Express - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.