As we batten down the hatches ready for a stormy weekend, my friend Stuart keeps posting Facebook photos of his short break in Tenerife.
Returning on Christmas Eve, a week in the sun is just what the doctor ordered, he says.
It’s 22C and sunny during the day, 17C at night, shorts and T-shirt all the way.
To make matters worse, we’re looking after his bonkers two-year-old Collie dog Jake.
I do feel guilty though, as my wife would love such a trip, if only her husband would fly.
Oh look, another Facebook status update.
Apparently easyJet is hosting courses on the fear of flying. Thanks Stu!