No-one wants to have another year like the last one and we all hope that rolling out the vaccines will eventually get the virus under control. Meanwhile we all need to keep safe and carry on. So how did you keep going during 2020? Gardening seems to be a common theme and I certainly spent a lot of time in the summer weeding, pruning and generally keeping my garden in the best shape ever. Once autumn arrived it was back indoors to a combination of books and jigsaws. I have enjoyed reading a much wider range of books than usual [including the excellent “The Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Daré]. I have missed not being able to attend signings and talks, and my broadband is not sufficiently reliable to offer virtual talks despite invitations, so I am really looking forward to being able to meet readers again face-to-face in a virus-free future. Meanwhile, keep safe and have a happy new year.