I don’t mind Mondays

Today is supposed to be the most depressing of the year. What’s this all about then? True, late winter can be a bit gloomy, weather-wise, and in the south east of England today has been one of heavy grey skies. Now I’m not known for being a particularly cheerful soul, but for me today was perfectly pleasant, with a 60-kilometre cycle ride on the North Downs in the afternoon, following a few hours of productive work in the morning.

As for the most depressing stuff, pop psychologist Oliver James says that it’s down to our “toxic society”. What a miserable old bugger he is.