We’re just over a week into the new year and it already looks to be an interesting one.

The big bit of news for me is that I’m off to Finland for a month. This came about after discussions with FILI, The Finnish Literature Exchange. I’ll be house (and cat) sitting for renowned Finnish author Anneli Kanto, which is going to give me the chance to make serious inroads into my translations of Tove and Lars’ early material.

The British Council have interviewed me about this, and also highlighted some of my own cartoons – a recent strip about a Penguin called Aukward.

I’ll post more closer to the time and also provide despatches from Finland once I get there. It hardly need be said that I’m pretty excited about all this…