On not being related to Thomas Dolby
"What's that? You're related to HIM?"
I cast my eye over The Fragrant Mrs Duck's family tree and see yet another familiar name.
She is already related to Strictly Come Dancing's Ian Waite, TV actor Joe Absolom and Whitley's most famous son Ricky Gervais. She also lays claim to war poet Wilfred Owen by way of a Brucie Bonus.
"What's that? You're related to HIM?" I say in surprise and alarm.
"Him," I say, pointing, "80s musical genius and geek's geek Thomas Dolby."
"That's Dollery. Thomas Dollery."
"And don't fart."
"Sorry, I had to shoehorn a Windpower joke in somewhere."