I've spent the last few weeks taking part in a most fascinating experiment. Forever the cynic, I have always backed off from discussions about handwriting because I thought it was a voodoo science, however, I have been more or less convinced otherwise. I took part in an experiment where numerous people wrote the London Letter using both hands and they were submitted anonymously for comparison. The analyst then stunned us by matching the left and right samples. The analyst was also very accurate at saying which samples were done by a male and which were done by a female. The next part of the experiment is what is interesting me most though. There has been so much debate about the handwriting in the Ramsey ransom note and how it looks like Patsy's. Ergo, if it isn't Patsy's - could it be someone impersonating Paty's handwriting? I set out to see if I could impersonate someone else's handwriting and whether I could fool the analyst. Surprisingly, it is proving much more difficult than I could ever have imagined. I haven't quite managed to complete the forgery yet, but I am working on it steadily. I have been forced to research handwriting characteristics and to look for the characteristics in the person whose handwriting I am trying to forge - so that I may make a better forgery. It's really not easy. I am finding that there is a great deal of planning involved in doing it IF I want to succeed. I will keep ye posted.