I struggle with holiday souvenirs. I want to have one of those amazingly organised collections of things which are all the same but from everywhere I’ve been, but it hasn’t happened yet. The closest thing I got was my on-again-off-again thimble collection.

This fan was from Venice, bought aged about 8 or 9 (Mum? Dad? help?) and was never quite what I’d hoped it would be. Batman has since bought me two lovely hand painted fans from Barcelona which are on my bedroom wall and fulfill what my younger self really wanted.