I got my bike serviced and some old parts replaced at Halfords, and panniers put on it. I am going to make an effort to cycle more, and drive less. I don't drive that much, not every day, but having the bike ready to go will make it even easier to cut back. For example I walk to work, it takes about 50 minutes. If I am running late I sometimes drive in. But with my bike I have another option. I can also get to the supermarket for small shopping - up to about two bags I guess will go in my panniers.
At new year I predicted that things will change for me this year - which I still believe. I was feeling frightened about that, but nine days into 2012 I am feeling more in control of the process than I was, and more optimistic.