Well, the Queen Mother has died and, boy, don't we know it. Now, don't get me wrong - it's headline news, but you can't move for tributes to her. Back to back tributes, and stories about her life, stories about mourners - all for someone that few people knew and who's death will only really affect a handful of close family. Lots of very nice old women died last week - and I don't see the BBC going nuts over them.
On a more cynical note - now is just the time we need reporting on other matters as anyone with an announcement that they want to bury will be making it now. (as Mrs Moore demonstrated)
Also, we've switched to British Summer Time - which now means that my bed side clock is right (I hadn't changed it since last time :)
(and there's a question for you all - if you put a :) thing at the end of a bracket span, do you also put a close bracket?)