I have been severely admonished by Andra for being a 'depressing old coot'. Well, I thought that's what old coots were supposed to be! But anyway, in an effort to cheer everyone up I bring you not one but two bits of Good News.
First, the sun is shining. Of course, if you're Australian like Andra where the sun never stops shining then it would be unremarkable. Here in 'this septic Isle', however, it is nearly a miracle. I have it on good authority that the loopy-loos at the Met Office are all outside in the car park on their prayer mats praying that it lasts for more than the usual four days!
Second, I told you the other day that there were one or two good things about this government - and how I missed Sajid Javid, our Business Minister, I do not know. But yesterday he laid into the 'Fat Knackers' of the Confederation of British Industry - well, when it comes to seriously big lunches they are hugely industrious! - and told them to keep out of the EU debate until it began which would be when 'Dim Dave' comes back waving his bit of paper and declaring 'peace 'n' prosperity' in our time'.
(How did I do, Andra?)