Practice makes perfect. That’s what my dad says. He means school or occasionally football but… Another of his favourite clichés is: “try. try, try again”. Anyway there are more important things than school and certainly football – sorry dad. He has occasionally talked about previous girlfriends but in a very general way… Nothing about the paralysing fear. He must have faced it. All my mates have got girlfriends, boyfriends, sometime both. OK, I admit it, I don’t. I’ve never… yeh, yeh, go on, make your jokes. I just don’t know what to say, how to start. That’s why I practice.