Once again my arthritis has held up my writing this Blog.......apologies
A must even on BBC
2. L'Amici in Rochester Row, SW1
Try this Italian restaurant for lunch or supper; you'll not be disappointed
3. Book your Winter break before the taxes hit
We tried Whistler two years ago and I made the mistake of seeking out the cheapest fares which meant going North West Airlines (simply the worst) via Seattle which was all very well until Seattle was closed for snow which meant we missed our flight connections and alongside 10,000 others were jostling at 5am for a ticket to Vancouver - lesson: fly BA direct to Vancouver (and take out insurance). Whistler, as viewers would have seen earlier this year with Vancouver Olympics, 2010, is a joy and a bespoke ski resort.
4. Watch Prime Minister's Question Time live
Your local MP has 2 tickets every six weeks so write and tell him/her what a good job he/she is doing and PS could you have 2 tickets for PMQs.
5. Read: Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilisation
If you are appalled at the behaviour of the Israeli government's recent antics, read Robert Fisk's sensational book on the Middle East; you might need a day or two to finish it.