What an awful day.
Seriously. Ireland lost in the Rugby World Cup (depriving me of the opportunity to misbehave for the next two weekends). Then Scotland were cheated out of it in their own quarter-final. And, crushingly, Daniel O'Donnell was ushered off the set of Strictly Come Dancing. The shame of it all.
I'm not sure how I'll cope, although I have decided to have a drink as I consider potential responses.
Whilst I have you, last night - with me in sole parent charge - went well.
Vanessa told me to feed them right/healthily.
Which I believe I did.
And then I left them to watch Strictly as I surveyed the All Blacks next door.
Poor Daniel had it coming.
At least our two got something out of it.