Timekeeping is not one of my strong points. I’m a hoor for leaving things to the last minute and over the years ’tis getting worse. Thankfully, the Mother is the opposite and while my disastrous punctuality can lead to ferocious rows at the house, the fact that she’s my driver keeps me on the right side of punctuality for most functions.

As a councillor, and a serial meeting attender, I come across people with all kinds of timekeeping habits.