As much as the prospect of New Year can be exciting and challenging I do wish sometimes it was moved forward to the end of January so that the start of Spring would coincide with the beginning of the New Year. So much tidier. A fresh start with the budding of trees and the peeking of bulbs over the soil. Instead the New Year starts off with another six weeks of deepest winter. This is however a time of contemplation, reflection and renewal. take time out to read more and stimulate the thought processes and refire the imagination in preparation for the gradual awakening ahead.