I'm taking advantage of the clocks going back to get ahead.
Instead of adjusting my bodyclock to the time change, I decided to wake as normal so in effect I would be getting up an hour earlier, giving me more morning - my favourite and most productive time of day. I'm making sure I go to bed earlier too - that always makes more difference than I ever think it will, so the combination of the two sets me up for a much better day and a good start to the season.
I'm also enjoying the benefits of some extra exercise. As well as my daily walk I'm now doing a daily bike ride. It has been a while since I used my bike and my body protested briefly the first couple of days, but now it feels fantastic. Just short rides as yet, and in this cold but sunny weather they are bracing, but I feel so alive! I'm planning to ride on non-icy days throughout the winter if I can. Funny time of year to start I know, but it's worth going with these urges when they arise... If you own a bike but don't ride it, I really recommend getting it out again - you may be surprised just how wonderfully alive it makes you feel!
And if you're tempted but your head has just filled with excuses then read this or this. They made me laugh! I like his positive and irreverent attitude and no-nonsense approach to life.
(I was inspired/put to shame a few weekends ago by a friend in her mid-eighties who called in unexpectedly on her way back from a 40 mile bike ride!)
This is how my bike spent last winter...
This year its quarters have been upgraded to the comparatively palatial workshop...
I hope the chain rust will appreciate it.