Had a trip to England to visit friends and swap pressies. Nice time had by all; a pleasant break.
Though I'm wondering if I'm becoming a bit of a miserable old git. Twice this break I was accused, in a joking fashion of course, and in the best possible taste, of being somewhat towards the pessimistic side of things.
The first example was a josh from a good friend that I won't bore you with here. The second was a gentle chiding from the wife in Marks & Sparks. The conversation was about these products on sale, called Winter Diffusers (whatever they might be).
Me: "Oh, look, Winter Diffusers..... now you can enjoy snow, ice, misery and chaos in the comfort of your own living room"
Wifey: "Or you can marry Mark and it all happens automatically"
Having made a mental note to try to take a more positive slant on life in general, I have to record a failure on the ferry coming home:
Wifey: "Oh look, we're on a higher deck than usual, deck 9"
Me: "Hmm, harder to get out if we capsize."
I think I'd better get a grip here. Marvin the Paranoid Android has nothing on me.