My kids and I usually get on extremely well. There are, however, irreconcilable differences.

For instance, the benefits of cardiovascular exercise — it’s difficult to win the argument on the benefits of a trail run across the picturesque Slangkop when they can pat washboard stomachs as proof that their respective gym regimes work just spiffingly. And then there’s music. For me The Stooges’ second album, Fun House, is the greatest album ever. My kids prefer the clinical drone of Flume...

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