by Paul Sweeney
"A special day yesterday. Went to Buckingham Palace to be awarded my MBE. The coach in the courtyard takes bad people to the Tower of London, but luckily I behaved quite well.
With typical and admirable British humility and reserve, the single line above was all that appeared on his social media feed about this remarkable recognition.
Yes - our very own Paul Berman has been honoured in the utterly British way by making him a "Member of the Order of the British Empire" and we think that's brilliant news for a thoroughly good chap.
Congratulations from us all, Paul - we are delighted for you!
Pssst .. was there any cakey?