Monday mornings are hell on earth, especially at this time of year when they can be awfully tough to deal with.
A wet cold dark start to the working week is hard going at anytime, but the day after a Rugby World Cup quarter final feelings and emotions are accentuated to the maximum.
This morning when the Welsh nation awakes, the wind and the rain will not sting quite so badly, and the early hours darkness will not blacken this ancient land as much as usual.
Wales have reached the Rugby World Cup semi finals, quite how they managed it none of us are really sure, I denied my country three times yesterday as a France victory was looking more and more inevitable, but Wales did win 20-19, in a match that surely holds the world record for the number of people watching a game from behind the sofa.
Upholstery repairers will be doing a roaring trade this week to get the three piece suites back to prime condition in time for Sundays semi final against South Africa.
Many Welsh fans are still awaiting the return of their furniture after the Australia game, which produced an awful lot of living room casualties.
France yesterday lived up to every rugby cliché that has ever been thrown at them, which France team would turn up ? well it turned out to be an awfully good one, but their indiscipline and composure cost them big time, resulting in them losing their cliché battle 2-1.
Maybe there is such a thing as rugby karma after all, in RWC 2011 France beat Wales by a single point and Wales received a red card.
In RWC 2019 Wales beat France by a single point and France received a red card.
So as you await the repair of your DFS triple seater,spare a thought for the poor French fans “Chaise Lounge” that have probably been well and truly wrecked and beyond repair.