I decide to get a MyGov account on my mobile phone. I’ve been avoiding it. Creating accounts on a phone are torture. There’s no 10 year old child around to whom I can delegate the task. No, I must sit here, chained to the Desktop, while the interminable ‘wait’ symbol turns, and turns, and turns.

I have faint hope that the passport ID I have provided will be accepted. It’s taking forever, probably confused that it took four goes for the six-digit code to be emailed, as I kept clicking on it, until I realised the error of my ways.