Having a break

 ice park El Chico438@ flickrI reckon volunteering to do the washing up after the Christmas dinner doesn't count, so yes, I'm going to have a break.

But Sam's volunteering with a local homeless charity near her parents, Kate's going to cook the family Xmas meal while her mother volunteers, Alex is off to Anguila and Juliet's off to have a baby (though we're secretly hoping she'll become our researcher on what volunteering you can do with your child!).

Volunteers deserve a break too - so enjoy yours if you're planning one and we'll be back in January.