1. In the midst of all the libraries angst, there's this. Great news, and fantastic for Stockton, lucky people!
2. If you're skint, the Internet can be a terrific source of lovely, free things to read. Paul Brazill signposts the way to some good stuff here. Help yourself and enjoy - and have a wander around his site while you're there. There's even a story for Valentine's Day to be had, courtesy of guest blogger Rizzy Rodham.
3. Spring is on the way - yes, it's still winter and it's still pretty cold, but you can feel a hint of it in the air and I saw crocuses poking their heads up in the park last week. Which prompted me to make this. Can't be bad!