>Some corners of the UK are magical in winter. But if you really must have sunshine, Chris Leadbeater has the answers.
1. And your Canary can sing
Sorry. For a minute there, I lost myself. I dreamed it was May. Then I woke and it was still January. Sigh. Where to go for sun? Well, there’s always the sling-shot to the Canaries. One week at the five-star Melia Tamarindos Hotel on Gran Canaria, flying from Leeds on February 8, is £567 a head. teletextholidays.co.uk.