Do you ever finish a weekend thinking dismally about starting work on Monday morning and all you've had was a miserable TV Menu of "Pastry Watch Live", "Britain's Got Opportunity Knocks" and episode 218 of "Dad's Army"? The thing that would really cheer you up is - yes! - hearing about somebody else's holiday!
Well, since you ask, we've just got back from larging it at Bigbury-on-Sea in the South Hams district of Devon and it was a splendid week.
It proved my theory of Steam Trains.
People pay a lot of money to ride on Steam Trains but when they are inside the carriage looking outwards they just see telegraph poles and gawpers - they don't get the excitement and thrill of those simply standing on a platform watching the magnificent locomotive thundering past. I've a similar theory involving tents and urinating but there's no need to elaborate in present company.
So it was with the Burgh Island Hotel. Instead of paying £400-£600 to stay at the establishment and look out the window at the poor people opposite, we stayed on the front at Bigbury-on-Sea and enjoyed the wonderful exterior view of the Art Deco Liner Hotel building constructed in 1929 and visited by Agatha Christie, Noel Coward, Amy Johnson, Gertrude Lawrence and Edward VII.
We had this magnificent view from our balcony.....
...whilst the Bankers and Big City Dealers in their £600 a night front facing apartments sat on their balconies and looked across at this:
It's like Ansel Adams once said - it's all a case of choosing the correct viewpoint.
More Bigbury fun and japes to follow this week......