Yesterday I did something I haven't done in years. I rediscovered the joys of walking. Normally, if I want to go anywhere in central London I jump in a cab or go on the tube (which I hate). But as my train was early yesterday, and it was a nice day, I walked from Charing Cross, through St James's Park to a meeting at Telegraph Towers in Buckingham Palace Road. After that was over I decided I'd walk to my next venue, up to Sloane Square, down the Kings' Road, up to Fulham Road and along to Stamford Bridge, where I watched Chelsea beat Liverpool. Ok, it's only three miles from Charing X to the Chelsea ground, but it's three miles more than I would normally walk!
So one of my new years' resolutions is to do a lot more walking. Even if I didn't want to, I'm going to have to as I have said I will take part in next year's Westminster Challenge charity fundraising event - which is a 100 mile walk along the Great Wall of China. Gulp.