I am currently celebrating the news that someone somewhere has come to some sense - in fact, Ed Balls - and relaxed those new rules that demanded anyone in the UK working with children in any way to have to get themselves police-checked (and pay for it, too). I was going to stop doing school visits because it annoyed me so much. Okay, make sure people who are left alone with children are not dodgy. But be reasonable about it.
Well done again, children's authors' lobby.
Otherwise... I'm making Christmas presents. And then, possibly, a new skirt, following the pattern of a favourite one that has become grease-stained.