A leisurely end to the holiday season – I have been swimming, done my week’s shop and bought some very nice little foody treats to see me into the new year 🙂 and now I have retreated to my warm and cosy house with the twinkling fairy lights still bedecking the tree, and have finished reading one of my presents, David Almond’s brilliant new book, Clay.

Tonight I am going to cook a mushroom risotto from Jamie’s Italy – another one of my Christmas presents, and then settle back to read a bit more and I think watch a suitably entertaining, mindless film of some sort 🙂

Whilst at the pool today, starting the new year as I mean to go on (and how blissfully quiet it was there too!), I came across the posters for this year’s Swimathon, and I’m tempted to have a go, give me something to work towards, do me some good, and maybe, just maybe, raise some money for charity. When I was swimming lots last year I got up to 40 lengths of the pool, and I’m getting back to that now (today I did 30 but I think I should be able to get back to 40 pretty soon). So here’s a wee poll for you…