I was just sitting here with the end of the month looming, leafing through contracts and wondering why so few of our clients seems to feel they have to pay us these days, when I was rudely interrupted by some bottom-feeder trying to hack the auction system.
Around this time last year, Ben's rugby team got knocked out in the semi finals of a tournament despite not conceding a single point all day, Liverpool beat Cardiff City in the FA Cup final and the ceiling in my house collapsed due to a leak from a corroded pipe.
The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
Shone round him o'er the dead.
Yet beautiful and bright he stood,
As born to rule the storm;
A creature of heroic blood,
A proud, though child-like form.