This morning I wakened to the combined sound of torrential rain and the BBC announcing that, according to scientists, today is the most depressing day of the year in Britain. Believe it or not they run some formula !
Judging by the faces of my fellow passengers on the No 27 bus the BBC have their facts right. You would be hard pressed to find a more depressing place than a rainy January Monday in London. The sky meets the pavement and the only source of light seems to be the mobile phone and Blackberry screen glow which everyone is hunched over.