It's always easy to focus on the negative when, as that glorious Edward Gorey quote suggests, there is plenty to be cheerful about.
Cats, for one thing. We haven't had a Minx picture for a while, have we?
On the subject of books - or rather, adaptations of books, has anyone else been watching the adaption of "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" on BBC1? Fabulous stuff. One of those series that makes you happy to hand over your license fee. I am considering rereading the novel (which I adore) but there are so many things to read and so very little time. One of my current favourite websites is Goodreads; I pore greedily over my personalised recommendations on an almost daily basis. We are going to Scotland for two weeks in August and I plan to spend quite a lot of quality time with my Kindle.
In other news, our strawberry plants delivered up their first fruit at the weekend. I wish that I had taken a photograph to mark the occasion. We ceremoniously ate one strawberry each and agreed that they actually tasted of strawberries which was a minor revelation. The plants continue to prosper, and we may even get a bowlful to douse with sugar and cream before the summer is out - watch this space.