After seeing in the new year with friends, the last champagne has been poured, the last indulgent meal enjoyed. Now it’s ‘Get A Grip’ year for me … so naturally the first thing I did was to try and plan my holidays, around which all the serious work will have to be fitted. Scotland and Minorca (or possibly Majorca) are pencilled in, and my best friend and I are going walking again. Currently we’re dithering between the Dingle Way in the west of Ireland, and the Lycian Way along the coast of Turkey. I know I should be drawing up a timetable and setting deadlines, but actually I keep flicking between websites and dreaming about summer and feeling a sea breeze in my face and the sun on my back. Getting a grip is clearly going to have to wait until tomorrow, but then, really, honestly, absolutely, I am going to knuckle down. I am, I am. I am.