I used to but now I've settled on the sofa and have become almost L-shaped . So , while I'm reading a lot which is good , I'm becoming stiff and creaky and boring, which isn't . A bit of gentle exercise seems called for ... and , today being pleasantly windfree , a brief bike ride seemed an excellent start to my new regime .
It had an unexpected bonus in the shape of a not quite brief enough conversation with a couple who seemed to be convinced that summer was a matter of weeks away ,
" It's Global Warming , you know . We're going to move to a fifth floor flat . And then we can have a little boat for shopping ." Tied up to their balcony/jetty , perhaps . They were quite serious . The characters in the last two books I've read , Keith Donohue's The Stolen Child and Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children , seemed quite rational in comparison . ( I heartily recommend both books , by the way ... well worth becoming L-shaped for . )
Anyway the sunset was in itself worth the ride .
I hope we all have a splendid year and that 2015 is kind to us all . And that no gaiters are involved .