In fact one person actually referred to me as a malignant sociopathic misanthrope with a spleen bigger than Jeremy Clarkson and a bile driven hatred for humanity. Still, what does my Mum know, eh readers?
Just to prove that I can rejoice in the uplifting and the life-affirming, let me offer you some heartwarming joyous news that will make you grin helplessly with pure happiness.
Yes, Noel "Tidybeard" Edmonds has opened box number three at the age of 60 and found the love of his life - make-up artist Liz Davies. They married the other day in the Gloucestershire Village of Lower Slaughter, spookily named after what his House Party Programme did to a bloke who fell off a crane. "You couldn't make this up love" - those are my comments on the happy event, and also Noel's first words to young Liz (40).
Let's raise a glass to Mr Tidybeard and let his happiness be our happiness....let's not give way to cheap anti-celebrity jibes about his appearance or the remains of Blobbyland Morecambe which the ratepayers are still forking out for. Let's raise a glass of good cheer to Noel and Liz and wish then a long and happy marriage!
Here's a picture of the happy couple taken at the reception.