Interesting chat with the lady teller in the bank yesterday. I asked how things were going and she said she thought people were feeling they could cope.
The thinking was that if it didn't get any worse, then they had got through several months without the sky falling in, and so might get through with little or no further damage.
She said there was " cautious optimism" that things would "hold".
I'm not so sure. Is this the eye of the storm? The second half will hit later in the year, do you think?
The Mayor says things are going really well.
But then, they couldn't have been much worse there.....