Here's a REALLY cheerful thing.
So 'ware gushing.
It's our wedding anniversary today. We appear to have been married three years, which means that we have been a couple for not quite four and a half *.
It's strange - it feels like we have been together for ever.
But every day I also wake up and have this amazing feeling of something new and exciting happening. I look at B and a kind of firework goes off inside me and I realise that that not only is he my best friend; but he is also my lover, my intellectual sounding board and my creative partner; and that everything we do, together or as individuals, we do as part of a team.
It's fantastic, it's wonderful and it's beautiful and sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure that I'm not imagining it.
And yes, that is us in the photo.
So, there you go. Excuse me while I go and adjust my cynicism glands and switch the sarcasm back on.
* Precisely, since 28 December 2001, Ludlow, outside the castle. Much to the surprise of the man walking his dog.