This time of year, one’s mind does not usually turn to schools – September is the time for that.
With Christmas approaching, my thoughts have turned to visiting family and friends over the holidays.
I have now been the Minister for Digital & Culture since July 2016, and since then I have given a tremendous amount of time, thought and energy into making our country a global leader digitally and to delivering on our Manifesto commitment to provide decent broadband to every premises in the country by 2020.
I hope all of you had a very good summer and are enjoying the last of the fine weather this season.
After an especially hectic past few months in Westminster, I am really enjoying the opportunity to relax a bit at home in Suffolk over the summer holidays.
Now that the weather has recently turned warmer and the days are longer, I have started training for the 350th Newmarket Town Plate race.
For centuries, if not longer, food has been central to Suffolk life, identity, and passions. So it was a huge pleasure to host, with Jo Churchill MP, the West Suffolk Food Fair in Parliament last week.
So here we are in 2016. The festive period seems a distant memory. Cards have been recycled, decorations put away, leftovers eaten and now it’s time to look at the year ahead.