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FIRST thing's first. Happy New Year! I know Bodg already wished you all the best for 2013 last week, but this is my first opportunity to speak to you guys since the hectic period of overeating that is the festive season. Anyone else now standing daily in front of the mirror regretting the reckless abandonment with which you cast aside your normal diet in favour of one riddled with Quality Street and pigs in blankets? Thought so.

Bodg and I have decided to join the swarms of people descending on the gym in an attempt to shift the podge. We begin our regime on Monday so in preparation for this we've binged on Greggs and McDonald's this weekthe true mark of a pair of dedicated athletes. But amazingly our health kick is not the news of this week.

It''s been a fantastic week if you're Adele, pictured, or a snowman. Not so much if you're a horse. Don't worry though, you won't get any more burger horse-related puns hereI was hoping the whole thing would blow over quickly and wouldn't go on 'furlong'. Sorry. I'm sure you also don't need reminding of the fact the North East has been gripped by the icy fingers of winter this week. The pictures of snow falling on gardens or work car parks that populate our Facebook timelines should be enough to jog our memories!

And if I'm subjected to ONE MORE car dashboard displaying a subzero temperature I may delete my Facebook. OK well maybe I won't go that far, how on earth will I be able to keep up with my friends' lives. I might actually have to see them in real life!

So instead of that I want to talk about Adele. What a breath of fresh air she is to the normally fake, overdramatic, crying world that is a Hollywood award ceremony. Her song Skyfall won the Golden Globe for best original music in a motion picture which was great, but not as good as her acceptance speech!

After high-fiving Daniel Craig she burst on to the stage excitedly shouting "Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God" before proclaiming "Honestly, I've come out for a night out with my friend Ayda. We're new mumsI was not expecting this!" It was so brilliant to see someone so successful, talented and world-famous accepting an award in the way that any one of us would!

If you haven't seen the video it's worth checking out on While you're there you can vote for the Best British single in the BRITS, that we're sponsoring again this year.

Right, I'm off to vote for my favouriteand then put a snow picture on Facebook.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 18, 2013
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