So my partner’s office has moved and to work out how to get to work, and how long it will take her, she’s happened on a nifty wee website that tells you just that, as well as how many calories you’ve burnt and how many carbons you haven’t. Here tis: http://www.walkit.com/.

Brilliant. Almost as good as the book she bought me for a birthday years back when we were of an active bent: London Walking, by Simon Pope. My favourite tip was on supermarket shopping, advising always to shop using a basket. When the basket became too heavy to carry around the supermarket you’d know you had too much to carry home. It further advised that with the help of a spare broomstick balanced over one’s shoulder, one could carry double the amount of shopping with a bag dangling from either end.