For a second I was confused by the text message ‘Of course you’re right…he,he,he’, in response to mine girlishly gushing about Jeremy Paxman being in the same audience for a Fringe show. Then I remembered how this friend had teased, years ago, that my idea of a perfect evening would be one spent arguing Paxman into admitting defeat and that I was right. Oh dear. I do have strong views. I’m never short of an opinion. But I know when to...