Well, I hope you all had a great Christmas and Santa brought you lots of new, shiny climbing equipment! I had a lovely time with my family; I ate and drank too much, but there wasn't much I could do about that - mum would have been disappointed if I hadn't eaten all the lovely food she spent many hours preparing! I went to the hospital today for a checkup on my injured foot. They took the plaster off, x-rayed my foot, then gave me one of these new 'bionic' foot casts/shoes to walk around in - it looks like something from Ironman's suit! The injury I had was quite unusual and serious, according to the medical people, but they seem very happy with my progress so far. I've been given lots of physiotherapy to do and things are looking good for me to be back on the rock/in the surf by February - yippee!