Barring the last week, over the past fortnight I’ve had strangely frequent gusts of wind: noisy but not particularly olfactorily offensive. Don’t know why.

It’s been about the same time that two friends of mine have had a similar experience: Fluffy has been breaking off the leash more frequently. None of us can isolate any specific common factor.

Weird. Although I, as much as anyone, enjoy floating an air biscuit, when Boyle’s law causes a marked rise in internal trouser temperature, enough is enough.