You should definitely come to Chatsworth and park up with HABC and me so we can have a nice little trio of cherry red (or whatever colour ours are called) S1s!
I don't drive mine through the winter, in fact, I won't even get mine back on the road until May this year. As much as I'm looking forward to getting back out in it, sometimes, those first few drives are a bit lack lustre. I find I need time to remember how to enjoy it plus the chance to really just get out and drive to enjoy myself. But... by the end of the summer I'm feeling like I need a bit more oomph. (Planning a Euro trip this summer and I'm a little conscious of K series longevity on long runs at Euro speeds.)
It's great you're not getting any pressure from the Mrs.. Maybe she knows how much you enjoy it better than you do...?