But enough moaning. There were things to celebrate that should have been mentioned and weren't.
*Summer has arrived at last and should be with us until the beginning of Wimbledon, when it will suddenly revert back to the stormy season. The sun is shining, the sound of the neighbour's mower is drowning out the birdsong, the smoke from next door's barbecue is making me wheeze, but - hey, not complaining, because I can use the heat as an excuse not to cook whle MWNN is away, and live on salad and canned tuna. That should see off the extra weight those comfort childhood sweets put on the other week.
* totkat was promoted and now
* I've had some nominations at several award sites, for which I know I have to thank myfeetshowit for at least one of them.