It’s my forty-sixth birthday today. Forty-six! Blimey. To mark the occasion, my old pal, Phill Hosking, dropped by the house today with a card – and inside the card, Phill’s portrait-come-caricature of yours truly – grey of beard, generous-of-nose and cosy-looking in my new yellow Christmas scarf. What a nice surprise – thank you, Phill!