So, in answer to your question, yes, I would highly recommend the new David Sedaris collection. These last few hours, it has been making me laugh. This is no mean feat, given that I am tired beyond belief and sad beyond comprehension.

When I had a mum and a dad we never used to celebrate the days of mothers and fathers, dismissing them as commercial crap. But of course I used to ring my mum and my dad to let them know why I wasn’t ringing them or sending them a card or cooking them a meal of roasted meat.

Do you know what I think is really lovely? The messages on my phone last night and today from my friends and from the friends of my mum and dad to let them know they’re thinking of me. If they had asked me about it earlier in the week, I would have said (and believed), ‘father’s day? I’ll be fine, hadn’t even realised it was on’. Friends do rock, do they not?