Neil: Do you want come outside and do some shovelling?
Me: (beaming smile) erm, yes!
Everyone knows how much I like good shovelling and today it was literally on my doorstep! A huge mound of soft soily building material of some kind was piled on the pavement next to a small flatbed truck. It was perfect. Great heaping shovelfuls coming up off a smooth, hard base. It might only have been ten minutes but it made my day.