There is no science behind today being Blue Monday and I don't mean a day of appreciation for that revolutionary New Order song of the same title. In offices everywhere there will be folks having what is more commonly known as a shitter - a crap day. A crap day for a multitude of reasons, but in the main it's the one day of the year when sickies are at their peak, duvets pulled back over heads, resolutions broken, the drafts and overdrafts through bank accounts are as huge and as whistling as they could ever be after the Christmas indulgences and generally a black dog will be peering over quite a few shoulders.
Not me - for this year I have beat the bastard at his own game and by the time you read this I will be cold, possibly wet but loving every minute of it by watching a bright tipped float drift down the Dorset Stour. If I catch it is a bonus, for I will be making tea, making plans for the year and hopefully admiring some of the rivers finest silver darlings.
Keep your pecker up! We are nearly through the dark days - don't beat yourself up if you had that extra slice of pie or that extra libation this January just revel in the joy that lighter days are not too far away. There is always tomorrow to get things back on track.