John Gibson: Here’s what to do, just truss me

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Our heritage is their responsibility, after all. We should grant them the utmost respect. And they’re forever looking for something to keep them in the papers.

The National Truss has compiled a list of 50 things for our youngsters to do before they reach the age of 12.

The checklist of outdoor challenges includes Set Up a Snail Race (Edinburgh’s trams?), Bury Someone in the Sand (Prime Minister David Cameron?), Check Out the Crazy Creatures in a Rock Pool (Edinburgh’s trams executives?) and Find Your Way With a Map and Compass (inevitably taking us back to the trams network).

Never forget the National Trust motto . . . In God We Truss.

Tip you the wink

Anne Robinson at 67 after two failed marriages and one facelift, an unabashed spendaholic: “I think I’m quite difficult. Quite funny. Probably a bit exhausting. Quite generous. Very generous.” She can afford to be, reputedly with £40 million tucked away. One of the richest links in television.

Afterwords . .

. . . Bill Nighy talking: “I find it hard to relax around any man who’s got the second button on his shirt undone. But they persuaded me to do it, to make it look as if I was wild and free and had embraced India.”