Now that the Christmas and New Year celebrations are all over, the January blues have officially set in. My wife is telling anyone who will listen about her New Year diet (although I'm expected to turn a blind eye whenever a stash of chocolate mysteriously disappears) and I'm having an absolute nightmare every evening trying to kick the kids off the Xbox so I can watch my favourite TV programme.
Fortunately, I have means for escape! Regardless of what time of year it is, my Ford Transit always runs like a dream, and surprisingly, the first month of 2012 has been booming with work activity for me.
I have no concerns about those few pounds I may have accidently put on during the festivities as by business has had me running around like a headless chicken, helping people out here, there and everywhere. And what's more, my no-claim bonus has come into its own and I have managed to find a very reasonable van insurance quote for the New Year.
So no matter what the nasty January weather is planning to throw at me, there's no way I'm going to allow myself to wallow in post-Christmas depression – especially when we still have two bottles of Irish cream left over!