Monday 4 January 2010

The big comedown

January is probably one of the bleakest months of the year. It is (nearly always) extremely cold... although (happily, at least for the moment) without snow. Add to this the big Christmas comedown. The excesses of food and drink... of rubbish TV, the happy hours spent indoors, with family and friends... all finished and it is time to get back to the real world... back to work.

I'm back to my three-day week... so I don't start back until tomorrow - but today still has the January blues attached, especially since I slept so badly last night; what with severe itching and vivid dreams (that irritatingly woke me up every few hours) I could go for another few hours nap... however the back to work regime means no more naps!

My fledgling cold still refuses to develop into a proper cold and I'm still suffering with a dull headache and scratchy throat... go away already!

Oh yes, and to top it all - bus and tube fares have gone up too. Back to pay as you go travel for me and an extra 50p per day (use TfL's handy fare finder)... which is £1.50 per week... which is £6 per month. Thanks TfL and Boris.