What I find very difficult to understand is the comment in today's diary: "She had suddenly become very thin: her neck is concave, her withers exposed, and I can feel every rib"
"Suddenly" ?? When did either Liz or Nic actually look at Lizzie last?
It's full of barely hidden annoyance that Nic has had the audacity to take a holiday...has she moved to Reeth/Richmond too?