I hope that these posts will become a useful source of information (and occasional inspiration). While I'm setting the systems up - how about a starting thought?
Is it really all that bad?
I know that new news each day seems to be full of doom and gloom, but it can't all be bad, surely? There was good new last week in the FT (see http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7caf2c14-fa23-11dd-9daa-000077b07658.htmlLong), but, my goodness, you had to search for it. Is this fondness for bad news a self-fulfilling prophesy? As I understand it, one of the best drivers of recovery is confidence. So come on - let's all start to have a more positive (if careful) attitude. It might help.