I like to read the FT on Saturday morning, and today in the Mrs Moneypenny column I read how some of her readers sent her some dressing gowns.
Now that is an interesting idea - readers of a column sending its writer some presents!
Of courses there's an interesting ethical issue here about undue influence and editorial neutrality.
So I'm glad (or sorry) to reassure you that this blog hasn't received any gifts from any of its readers.
However if you are just about to head out into the cold to get JP something my eye has been caught time and time again by the lines of the Class 40 yachts. The picture above is of the yacht Friends of the Earth which was owned by my friend Jonathan but he is alas selling it so no chance for a spin. There's a lovely piece in this months Yachting World about sailing them and they look an absolute blast.
Really, really wouldn't say no!
Ok - a bit ambitious and I'd happily settle for this calender from Sail 4 Cancer:
Some lovely photos and for a good cause :)