Sundays are always good for lying around and that’s just what I’ve been doing today – lying around doing nothing except typing in a few sentences here and there to finish off my latest story.

Sometimes you really have to take your hat off to capitalism and its ability to turn everything and anything into an exchange rate. I just read in the Guardian that in Japan the lend a friend business is booming. Great idea though – stuck for a best man due to a lack of suitable friends? Then just rent one out, complete with speech. Other ideas? Rent a best mate to sleep with your ex-best mate’s girlfriend, but then you’d probably have to rent a girl to – no, that’s called something else, isn’t it? Missing Gramps, not to worry, just rent a stand-in – great innit? But, I would really like to see the business plan and just how the bank would take it…