Hair clippers are the latest item the pandemic profiteers are feasting upon, at least according to one of the innumerable unwanted press releases that appear in my inbox every morning.

At this stage of the lockdown it’s a statement of the bleedin’ obvious. I got lucky, managing to secure an inexpensive, and mercifully easy to operate, model through Argos.

Now, I know that the appearance of one’s hair is of small import right now. It falls squarely into the category of “first world problems”. Still, when you’re follicularly challenged, the look created by thick tufts intermingled with nothing very much isn’t a pleasant sight.