-The FTSE's up 2.69% today.
-Wall Street is seeing its fifth successive positive day with regards to the Dow. Barclays report a "strong start" to 2009.
-I was talking to some friends yesterday and they report that a couple of local handymen say they had a terrible January, particularly during the snowy period, but that things are picking up in February.
-I saw someone buying a newspaper yesterday.
-I have seen a few daffodils coming through.
Yes, of course, no one can call any of these "green shoots of recovery" (except perhaps the dafs) but they sure as heck beat the alternative of constantly having bad news shoved down our necks.