Are we not creatures of habit? I have this old digital watch. It cost me about £15, maybe a decade ago. I need a new one and have great hopes in that regard from the coming days. But, anyway, the strap on this old watch, which I bought earlier this year in Oxford Circus underground station, has been too tight and caused an irritation on my lower left arm. So I mostly don't wear it now. I carry it in my back pocket, or have it on the desk next to me while I work or blog. And the result? I never know what the time is these days. Even with my watch nearby - and clocks on my computer and my iPhone - I do not feel I have the hour to hand. Because the time should be on my wrist - right there, my inside left wrist. That's where it's been since forever, when I first started wearing a watch. And so I feel vaguely at a loss, like an absent-minded person such as I mostly am not.