Back in July, Boris Johnson said: “It is my strong and sincere hope that we will be able to review the outstanding restrictions and allow a more significant return to normality from November, at the earliest, possibly in time for Christmas.” Additionally, he announced that from 1st August, indoor live performances would resume. We’d all be back in our offices, pubs would be open, schools and universities would reopen and social distancing would be a thing of the past. But, as ever with this lying shyster as PM, it wasn’t true.

Does anyone think Christmas will be normal? Actually, I do. I suspect that most folk will do what they have always done, although they will seek to protect vulnerable members of the family. They won’t do it because Johnson has told them to: they – we – will do it because we don’t want to kill them.

I say all this with great respect to those who will do whatever Johnson tells them to do. They will be on the moral high ground so they will receive not a word of criticism from me. Let’s face it: being apart from loved ones at the most wonderful time of the year™ will be awful for everyone. For some, it will simply be too much to bear and too damaging to mental health.

Those with the biggest decisions to make will be those who are old and have underlying health conditions, that is to say people like me. If Boris Johnson is reading this blog – I am told he is a big fan – there is no need to worry. I shall do the right thing.