I finally made use of the book on Amigurumi that my OH got me for my birthday. (In the summer...oops...too many other projects!) Re-learning to crochet was fairly stress free thanks to a couple of books and YouTube videos, I highly recommend everyone to give it a go. This is a great book for beginners.
In a moment of madness I decided to crochet some fruit! A slightly wonky plum and a mildly holey strawberry later and voila! The rescults are now hanging happily on my Christmas tree.