Got a new bike for Christmas.  Haven’t had a new bike since I was a teenager.  Feel a bit like a teenager again when I’m on it! 

Top present – not only will it (hopefully!) help me to get a bit fitter, but it’s good for my pocket (I almost daren’t look at the cost of petrol now) and for the planet too!  So far I’ve only ventured on little jaunts round the village, or to the shop or to town, but by the summer, I’m hoping to use it as a main form of transport for local journeys.

Hopefully by then all the muscles in my thighs won’t be protesting quite as loudly as they do now!