I'm excited! Ok, I am a little excited.
Bar a cold snap this week, the scent of spring is in the air in the southern hemisphere.
This winter has been wet, wet, wet and more recently a cold one, with snow in unusual places throughout the southern hemisphere.
Historic snowfalls in Auckland, NZ, and Santiago, Chile.
If weather patterns are believed, this very wet winter should see a very dry summer.
Prize for optimism must go to BIS Sharpnel, the consulting firm has released a report urging Australia to plan for the end of the mining boom.
It must be something in the air.