Apres Christmas

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1 Read up on getting fit and healthy. Buy a year's subscription to Health and Fitness magazine, pounds 26.40 (inquiries, 01858 435344).

2 Time to sort out your sock drawer. Chuck them into a fabric-covered storage box, pounds 25, from the Holding Company, 243 King's Road, London SW3 (inquiries and mail order, 0171-610 9160).

3 Write everyone a little thank-you note for your presents; pounds 12.95 buys 12 sheets of paper with your initials printed in gold, and 12 envelopes. From Designers Guild, 267-271 King's Road, London SW3 (inquiries, 0171-351 5775).

4 Get rid of all your rubbish in a bin made from excess billboard posters: pounds 28, from the Conran Shop, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London SW3 (inquiries, 0171-589 7401).

5 Rub away the aches and pains of Christmas. Treat yourself to a half- hour massage, pounds 27, at the Sanctuary, 12 Floral Street, London WC2 (inquiries, 0171-420 5151).

6 Hoover all those awkward spots with a hand-held power brush, pounds 34, by Black and Decker, available from Argos Superstores nationwide (inquiries, 01908 600161).

7 Have a refreshing day out in the Isle of Wight. Travel by train from Waterloo, London, to Ryde, Isle of Wight, for pounds 24.50 including ferry. Then catch a bus to a tea shop and indulge yourself by spending pounds 5 on cream cakes (British Rail inquiries, 0345 484950).

8 Organise your life with a Keswick Filofax in black, green or red - pounds 27.95, by Filofax, available from John Lewis stores and WH Smith branches nationwide.

9 Bump up those vitamin C levels using a chrome orange juicer, pounds 40, from Heals, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London W1 (inquiries, 0171-636 1666).

10 Buy yourself and a friend a Biolight detox diet, a three-day action plan "to make you feel great and look good": pounds 12.99, by Bioconcepts Ltd, available from Boots branches nationwide

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