The replacement for one of my Christmas presents arrived today too: the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy complete radio series box set. I'm really looking forward to listening to them - it's been a while since I listened to the earlier series, and I've only listened to the later ones once when they were first broadcast. The box is really nice; it almost seems a shame to rip the discs and then put it on the shelf and never open it again.
Those of you who guessed in the recent poll that my desk would remain uncluttered at least until the next postal delivery were right :)
I've made a start on one of my new year's resolutions by wheeling out the exercise bike and pedalling for about 20 minutes while watching a Blake's 7 DVD. That's pretty rubbish - when I stopped a few months ago in the summer heatwave I was pedalling much harder for two or three times as long as that several times a week, but I've got out of condition since then and it's going to take a while to get back into it. I'm trying to break in gently because I have a slightly dodgy knee and I don't want to mess it up again. This method of exercise suits me pretty well as I find most forms of exercising incredibly boring, but with the exercise bike I can do it while watching the telly or even reading a book.