Still full of post-holiday cheer, I set off back to work this morning, catching the usual 7.56 train to London Bridge.
That good cheer was tested a little when the driver stopped and announced there were problems at Hither Green: a fire on a train, apparently.
It was put under further strain soon after when he apologised for the delay we now faced.
But it was only when the train went into reverse and started to head out of London altogether, eventually returning to the capital an hour later, that I felt like I was being properly tested.
Bring it on, Southeastern! I can take it!