And then, on a larger scale, it was one of those weird days full of sad and tragic news, when the world feels slightly askew. First there was the WWII bomb that exploded in a German town, killing three people. Another reminder that wars leave a deadly legacy behind, even many years after they are over. And then at lunch time we heard about the shootings in Whitehaven.
The UK has very few incidents where someone runs amok with a gun, but about once every decade, it happens. First there was Hungerford and Dunblane and now Whitehaven has joined the list of quiet little towns which will forever be remembered for an apparently senseless massacre.
Anyway, so far today is looking better, at least chez nous: I woke up without a headache and feeling much perkier; it was sunny and warm enough to eat breakfast outside in the morning sunshine instead of having to use the lightbox; I have already taken my photo for the day (I may take a better one later, but I have this in reserve); and the end of the final BA Education assignment is in sight! Also, when I looked at the assignment this morning, it's not as bad as it seemed yesterday, so should be good enough for a pass.
I have until this afternoon to finish it off, polish it up, print it out and trot round to the college with it to leave it in the tutor's pigeon hole.