I have nothing to write about – nothing that can be adequately covered in 140 words, at least (you know how I like to go on). I was going to write 140 words about nothing and then remembered that a school friend of mine once delivered a great speech about nothing. That was his exact topic: ‘nothing’.

It was not only hilarious but put nothing in a brand new light: nothing was no longer nothing; it was actually something. We use nothing every day without even realising it. Go on, see how many times you say nothing, or use the word ‘nothing’, and it actually means something.

This friend of mine went on to be a successful stand-up comedian which, in retrospect, didn’t surprise me one bit. I guess he could move into philosophy too, if the jokes dry up.