Mr Marmite: Thank you for your product, it has enlivened my morning toast for over 70 years.
Santa Claus: What can I say. You made my childhood wonderful, and you are still doing the same today.
Dairy Farmers: What would life have been like without Cheese, Yoghurt, and Milk for my cuppa.
Nicolaus Otto: Thank you for your 1876 invention of the Internal Combustion Engine. Having my first car changed my life completely, and driving still allows me the freedom to live 'out of town'.
Henri Matisse, Kitaj, Derain, et al: The pleasure these and so many other painters have given me is immeasurable.
Vignerons worldwide: A noble profession. Without wine at our tables, our lives would be so dull!
Poultry Farmers, Shepherds, Pig Farmers. and Cereal Growers: Bread, Toast, Eggs, Bacon, Shepherd's Pie, Roast Lamb. Need I say more?
Ted Heath (reluctantly): Ted oversaw the UK's entry into 'The Common Market' in 1973, allowing me to live unhindered in France for the past 47 years. All that has now sadly come to an end.
Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli: Certain music grabs you from the very first second you hear it. These two did just that.
Yeats, Woodhouse, Waugh, S Gibbons, Hardy, et al: I'm not a huge reader, but I'm rarely without a book on the go. So, thanks to all those who've written my favourites.
Logie Baird, Marconi, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and maybe Jeff Bezos: Some of the greatest inventors and innovators of all time. Without them you wouldn't be reading this, and I wouldn't have my laptop on which I'm writing it.
The Abbey, King's, and the West Surrey College of Art and Design: They moulded me, and made me what I am today.
And finally, my Family: Thank you for putting-up with me.