We left rehearsals early today and we have tomorrow and the next day off. Whoo hoo! I suppose I should muster up a bit more enthusiasm for the jolly stuff, but it’s just not there. And I sound just like every other Christmas and New Year pooper.

I wish for quiet, safe roads, alcohol shortages, home-made gifts, good food (but not mountains of it), warm friends, early nights, interesting TV, an open shop, a working ATM, and a general time out.

As my favourite Shakespeare stage direction goes…Exit, pursued by a bear