I woke this morning with no aches and pains, though as the day is progressing, I can feel a slight muscle tightness in the legs, and I am suffering from a severe case of nipple chafing, though I doubt any of you really needed to know that.  I am fully planning on getting out on the bike later on today, for some spins round the park to loosen up and kick in the new regime of weight loss.

The mail this morning brought a couple of odds and ends – a pair of doodles from Sophie Dahl and Russell Tovey as well as a much sought after Nodding Buster from the Paul O’Grady Show.

Live auctions just now are hovering around the £35 mark, and will hopefully rise during the course of the day, the next round will follow later on this evening and into tomorrow.