I’ve had a lovely Christmas break, seeing Emma’s family, spending time with my family, going to festive theatre, eating nice food (off-diet maybe but not excessively), and spending quality time in my home with and the cats and the decorations and snuggling on the sofa and reading…

And there’s the thing. I love reading. Always have done and always will do. But I also love writing. And the thing is is that my writing time is also my reading time, and so whilst I’ve read lots this Christmas I haven’t picked up my pen and the story of Mr Tumnal for weeks and I do regret that.