I’ve always wanted to be able to speak French – and after my birthday last weekend, I reckon that I’ll be able to achieve my goal.
Sarah, my other half, gave me Rosetta Stone, the language-learning software.
You may have seen the adverts on the telly.
It’s a voice recognition programme which assesses your pronunciation and helps you use words and sentences with actual footage.
So although I may look like a bit of a berk sat in a cafe with headphones on, repeating a conversation in French over and over again.
But if it stops me ordering 15 coffees or insulting a railway inspector on my next trip across the Channel, then it will have been well worth it.