Know the feeling? It's dark, damp and bitterly cold, the face in the mirror has dull skin and tatty hair and you just wish you'd stayed in bed.
What does a girl do to cheer herself up? In my case I draw the curtains, light the fire, soak in the bath, slap on some fake tan, put on some bright clothes and pretend it's a steamy and sultry summer's eve not a wet week night in the West Midlands.
Even the cats don't fancy braving the elements
I've got treats lined up for the rest of the week, there's a box of wine chilling in the fridge and great TV this evening, the town centre flea market tomorrow, a jumble sale on Thursday and nights out with friends on Friday and Saturday.
This evening's ensemble: Vintage Pia & Paula of Finland maxi skirt (99p from eBay) worn with a groovy backless 70's waistcoat (from my darling Helga)
Today's jewellery is a heady mix of second-hand tat and tribal silver from India