What with one thing and another, it's a big day in the UK. Not only are they rocking in Auld Reekie, the G8 are meeting somewhere central for a change, and some wee village far off in one of the remoter outlying parts of the south seems to have good news about holding a sports day too.
No doubt there will be down sides to all that's going on and, folk being folk, we'll likely hear a lot more about them in the coming days and years than we will the good stuff. But overall, I think today is a good and hopeful day when good will, good intentions and good fortune outweigh the bad stuff. Savour it, there's few enough of them.