JUST SNAPPED @littleswallowchinadoll

I've got a feeling

That it's going to be a very good year. Florida was brilliant fun - and pretty much summed up like this:

Lots of walking around in some of my favourite footwear

And lots of driving down beautiful coastline where we saw manatees (sea cows) and to the amazing Everglades (where we saw and held alligators)

Because it was nothing but blue skies and sunshine

With delicious seafood and possibly the best salted and buttered popcorn I've ever had

A LOT of cocktails and prosecco

And just enough Christmas cheer

There's also a lot to be said for keeping in touch with travelling companions. Especially when they live in Miami and get you free VIP treatment into clubs! But after a great week away, it's time to face the very exciting 2012. With all domestic obligations in hand (sometimes I surprise myself) I went hunting for the expected word count of a novel - on average 80,000 according to the internet. Which means I need to write just over 1,500 words a week while conducting my usual affairs, planning a wedding, co-writing a book with friends and generally procrastinating. Easy! Roll on 2012...