5th on Mario Cart today. So far so good. Even I can normally manage at least one day of NYR glory. So, only 364 days to go. Pointless even to try to beat my record Mario score today which was thus given over to more urgent pursuits such as the examination of the putrid pond by the back door whose foul waters have been threatening to out-fester the festive mood for some days… And, of course, no day, especially January 2nd, would be complete without a monologue from Ziggy. You don’t know Ziggy? My house-guest, who’s always ready with an uplifting remark.