Jawbone UP24 bands for Christmas - which has naturally triggered our frightful competitiveness - who can get the most steps each day, who slept the longest. So far, good fun - and the incentive I need to get my super size derriere up and moving all the way to the gym. We were also bought a juicer - which I'm looking forward to experimenting with.
Something that Mr M and I do each year on New Year's Day is to compile a list of all the foodie things that we want to try - this year I want to nail bread and roast dinners. Mr M does the lion share of the cooking here which means that he can pretty much cook with his eyes closed, whilst I follow recipes to the letter. He cooked a marvellous Christmas dinner - the roast potatoes were stonking. The canapés above were so easy to make with beetroot juice and a dash of gin - the blinis were made using Sarah Raven's recipe.
Right, this is all making me hungry. The much needed fry up at lunch feels an age away, so it must be time to raid the fridge and rustle up a little something for supper. Which just leaves me to wish you a Happy New Year - may 2015 be healthy and prosperous. It's good to be back.