As we come to another Valentine Day, I think of my political widow Emma. I have always thought that behind every great man, there’s a woman rolling her eyes.

I saw a card today advertising a Valentine lunch which included a quotation from the late US comedian Rodney Dangerfield who said “My wife and I were happy for years…Then we met.”

Anyway with a by-election, a design meeting for Stanley Park School, a meeting with the new Head of Communication at the Council and a presentation from IPSOS MORI telling me that the Cheam residents are mistaken in their somewhat dismal view of the Council, I’ll redouble my efforts to celebrate the day, lest I end up as green as the Warhol-like Dangerfield here.