I've sometimes mused on the workings of the honours system in this country, not that it's ever going to personally bother me much, I'm sure.
But when David Beckham had his little tantrum about not getting a knighthood, it did make me wonder why on earth would anyone think they actually deserved such an honour?
In my mind, the people that really should get such an award are the ones who would be the least likely to seek it out and would be genuinely humbled if they did.
Can I ask a question here - can you actually nominate somebody to be considered for the honours' list, or how does it all work?
I can think of countless people who will probably never get the recognition they deserve, but who genuinely make a difference to the lives of others each and every day.
It's often the little things, that some people take for granted and perhaps don't even notice, that help and can make a huge difference.
People who take the time to chat to a lonely person, take shopping to the housebound, find time in their busy lives to take an interest in their local community and just pitch in and help out wherever needed.
Julie, Mike and Sam who have run my local shop and Post Office for the past twenty years are at the heart of our community. They go over and above the role of shopkeepers - if I listed out all their good deeds I could take over this whole paper.
They have always been there for us, and have worked tirelessly seven days a week, always cheerful and there to lend a helping hand and a sympathetic ear - genuinely good and kind people.
The time has come for them to retire, and I can honestly say that our community will be totally bereft without them.
So thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and if I could nominate people for an honour, they would be at the top of my list.