…via Oxford City Centre, two flooded roads, a missed opticians appointment and miles and miles of traffic queues.

One of my pieces of homework from last week’s coaching session was to look at myself in the mirror, long and hard, and accept to myself what I do have; what good there is about me. Herein, I now reveal two truths about myself. The first is not really a secret: I am scared of the hairdressers. Some people are scared of the dentists – not me – I like it; but take me to the hairdressers and I am petrified.

The second is something, which I guess if I’m honest with myself, I have been aware of for some time, but have been unwilling or unable to admit to myself. At 32 years of age, my hair is thinning on top. I’m not particularly happy about it, and I don’t like to think about it, but its true. It’s time I faced the truth and admitted to myself the truth.