Son, Paul, with his Uncle Stephen on Bamburgh beach recently. Paul is nothing if not 'cool' and Stephen has a measure of coolness not accorded to Paul's old man by virtue of not being me. I mustn't be too hard on Paul, though. He's a whizz at Photoshop, despite having no interest in photography (the very opposite of what can be said about his father on both counts). He designed three cracking book covers for me.