The beginning of my horoscope today – which ends ‘Start small’ – is much more inspirational: ‘Travel, connect with old friends and… consider offering a service that is in dire need in your community.’

January looks right in line with this advice. In a week’s time I will fly to Tunis to visit a dear friend whom I have not seen in close to ten years, then I will take part in the 50th anniversary of the International Federation for Parenting Education

What service could our communities be in more dire need of than parenting education? The year is off to a good start: I got the laundry done. This morning I’ll spend time with two of my grandchildren and this afternoon I will visit my youngest grandnephew. Tomorrow I’ll get cracking on our local parenting education initiative. Happy, happy!