Yes, it’s a little late but Happy New Year to everyone reading this. The reason for being so late is as follows. We are just winding down to a lovely Christmas break. I had a quiet week to go before we closed the office and I was contemplating the kind of week that involves a bit of light tapping at the laptop, plenty of cups of tea and long chats (contrary to popular belief, this isn’t a typical week at Collingwood!). Chris P and Lindsay had made the office all festive with a range of pound shop decorations and the bristly old plastic tree had made its annual appearance. Mince pies were out and my waistline was expanding nicely. All was going to plan.