After Christmas in Falmouth I’ll be driving North today to see my kids for a few days – my 15-year old daughter Rachel has a birthday today and so I plan to join her for dinner this evening. I’ll be headingÂ up countryÂ in my new andÂ beautiful black BMW M3 – which arrived on Christmas Eve. An opportunity to get to know the handling of the car as I journey 350 miles with a boot full of presents. The next three nights I will sleep in my Manchester apartment – that usually means early morning waking and so you can watch out for some more posts – maybe a few piccies of the M3 and reflections on the year. My assumption, however, is that you will have better things to do – and so I’ll be journalling rather than posting.