Read yesterday’s Guardian and find that sons both apparently have fashionable hairstyle. Show this to them in great excitement, and spend next half hour poring together over Bumper 112-Page Men’s Fashion Issue. Can’t decide whether boys’ increasing interest in appearance is a) worrying sign of Popular Culture Fixated On Celebrities And Unrealistic Body Images or b) really quite endearing.
Have to admit that own love of fashion not really reflected in daily wardrobe (village shopkeeper always looks slightly puzzled when I buy Vogue). Suddenly overcome by longing for New Clothes and scour calendar for future event which might justify them. Under-14s End-of-Season Football Presentation it is.