Hard to imagine but apparently, I was quite a clever child. Unfortunately, I became a rather stupid adult. By the age of five, I could read, write and tell the time, so my dad gave me this very old, very cheap Timex watch with a blue face and brown strap. Ridiculous as I must have looked, I wore a man’s watch to infants’ school. I wore it right through junior and secondary school, I was even wearing it when I started work. Soon after this, it finally stopped and since then I’ve had several successors. The last one was very heavy, so I bought a much lighter, much cheaper watch online. I hadn’t noticed but it’s a Timex with a blue face and brown strap. Every time I look at it, I think fondly of my dad and of a time when I wasn’t as thick as I am now.