Cheapskate that I am, I just splashed out the princely sum of £2.97 on Amazon for an ancient weatherbeaten copy of the Camra Guide to Home Brewing by Graham Wheeler (Paperback, 1998) - postage free!!
hoptimism - the realisation that each pint carries you forward to an ever more perfect ale...
It is on its way to me.
I'm as excited as an old man can safely allow himself to get.
I'm certain I won't regret this purchase.