Floods, strikes and Michael Gove.
It wasn't the cheeriest of weeks, admittedly. But our Blitz spirit shone through - and the good folk of Twitter managed to raise plenty of chuckles about all these things and more.
That 'more' including the Winter Olympics, the Super Bowl, Facebook's 10th birthday, Kevin Pietersen and Katie Hopkins. Like we say, it wasn't the cheeriest of weeks...
I've seen happier looking kids gazing out of an NSPCC leaflet. pic.twitter.com/I8RJioDx8T— Meryl O'Rourke (@MerylORourke) February 3, 2014
Here were just some of the tweets that kept us going through such adversity: