Just after lunch, I had to go and get some nails from the hardware store. When I came out, my partner was listening to radio 2
. She had heard the important news that both France and Germany where pulling out of the "Euro" and where both intending to adopt the £ sterling as their national currency.
They had even had some French and German "spokesmen" explaining how they intended to "lobby" the British government so that they didn't have to have a picture of the Queen on their version of "our" currency.
She related this in all seriousness, but looked "crestfallen" when I just asked her what the date was!