The Christmas decorations are up, the ironing basket is empty and the house is very tidy; all thanks to the snow. Mind you I’m the only one that will enjoy it as no one can call around. As I write, my car hasn’t left the driveway in nine days and I haven’t left the house in about five. I’ve actually stopped counting now.

I’m becoming paranoid about the amount of normal day to day exercise I’m not getting, despite all the extra curricular tidying. Plus I’m adding to the problem with all the extra curricular baking of biscuits and cup cakes for all those people who aren’t dropping around. I’m convinced being snowbound has added a few pounds.