The flags are flying, the bunting is out in force and most people I know have an element of excitement about them, parallel to a child at Christmas. But why do I ask? Is it because we've a four day weekend? What better excuse to party?
Pippa Middleton seems to be a dichotomy of love and hate - a bit like Marmite. But for those who have fawned after her since THAT big wedding day, the love has just got so much deeper.
So this is 2012. And reports today in Britain suggest Katy Perry, shock horror, chose her career over having a baby with Russell Brand... what right does anyone have to insist that a woman should put their partners needs to spread sperm before her own needs? This is not 1952.