Some things are easy to remember while other memories are elusive. But wait — it's all coming back to me now in a flash of colour

There are certain things from your early schooling that you never forget. You never forget your times tables, for example, and that's because they were drilled into you.

Same goes for your verb conjugations in Latin and French. You didn't dare forget your verb "to be" or you'd get a detention.

I was reminded of all this on the weekend as I was driving along with the dog in the back of the car