It's the Easter break at the end of the week and we're all looking forward to the break. The weather may even be shaping up.
Spring is definitely on its way and things are on the up.
The FTSE All Share index is up nearly five per cent this quarter; the TMT Index is not doing so well at just over one per cent, but you should see the activity in the smaller stocks - Aim increased by 17.5 per cent.
Not one of the indices showed a decline. It looks like all the signs of spring are here. With talk of rising stocks, we can add that sex is back on the media agenda (when was it off? some of you would say) and tempers are starting to rise.
It looks like even in 2005, it's the age-old issues that come back to haunt us.
Are you fussed about sex in the media? Does it get you hot under the collar or hot and steamy?
When you hear Ann Widdecombe on air giving her views on the current parlous state of affairs, do you reckon she has a point or do you simply turn off and say "more for me please"?
Two examples have caught my eye and stopped me in my tracks. I was surprised I noticed the issue and this in itself tells you something.
You must have seen the coverage if not the film itself, 9 Songs.
Michael Winterbottom's film includes shots of real sex and the BBFC gave it an 18 certificate and did not require cuts.
Now, I know reality TV has been the format of the decade but in a world where performance, drama and perfect scripts matter more, isn't this a rather retro, almost quaint step to actually include the real stuff?
Are you bothered or is it all a fuss over nothing?
Sex is a personal thing and maybe there are still some taboos, but I think we crossed this Rubicon some time ago, didn't we?
The argument then goes that if sex is on screen - the real stuff and not make believe - then what next?
Are there no boundaries left? Death, live on air? What after that?
Of course, TV is right in the home and even with that on/off button it is universal while access to film is much more capable of being controlled. I appreciate there are differences.
It is dead easy to say it's a fuss over nothing, but I was brought up short by one word a few weeks ago. Jamie Oliver in his School Dinners greeted his colleague with a breezy expletive that even the Birmingham Post will not use. I
timed it at 9.18pm. Would you have been bothered? Why was I fussed?
I just thought it was strong in that context, at that time and in a programme where the children in that school must have been watching.
It is still the case there are still boundaries and still things that should not be heard or seen.
Enjoy the break - and get some real fun, of whatever kind.
Anthony Robb-John is a member of the Cobbetts media team.