Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! I can’t quite believe 2024 has arrived.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed taking some time to relax and spend time with those who mean the most to you. I thoroughly enjoyed the festive period as this year I had both my children, their spouses, and all four of my grandchildren over for a few days.

 It certainly was a magical time as my little ones all still believe in Father Christmas. My daughter created footsteps in the carpet using plain flour, their faces lit up realising Santa Claus had made them a visit. I’m still trying to get those out of the carpet now!

The end of December also brought us the Strictly finals! I am now lost on Saturday evenings without all the fabulous dancing. However, I don’t know if you remember but I am a massive fan of Traitors on BBC One. I loved the first series and cannot wait to catch up on the new season, let's hope it is as good!

January for most of us is a time for new resolutions. My only one resolution this year is to stop rushing all the time, difficult I know! I must leave more time to get to places, like picking up my grandchildren from school or getting to the golf club ahead of time. I don’t know about you, but it’ll be hard to change a habit of a lifetime! I’ll keep trying…

Wishing you all much happiness, good health & prosperity for 2024.