So it's almost official. We have done it. We have recovered.
The sacrifices of the many have gotten us through this testing time. It is the spirit of someone who offers a hot drink to a stranger that gets us through the cold. It is the same warm spirit of those who took pay freezes to stop another losing their job that got us through this tough time. By not buckling to the temptation "I must get out of this" and instead believing "we all must get out of this" we have shown that in time we will walk back up the path to prosperity.
When the figures are released in a bit over a week it looks likely they will say UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the past three months. A small, but very important step back onto solid ground.
But before you order that flake for your ice-cream hold on - the recovery still hangs by a thread. Whilst Labour's team of policy spiders try to weave new bonds the Tories still promise ‘cuts, cuts, cuts'.
Cuts - thread - bad.
Don't like spiders? You can have a butterfly. A creepy caterpillar that spent a lot of time working on it's image. I don't fully understand what the butterfly effect is - but I saw the movie - and I know it's scary.
Now spiders aren't great. They can be scary. Some people are outright afraid of them. The biggest spider of them all - a certain Scottish spider - doesn't smile much, but remember...
They still make silk.