I caught the Chancellor of the Exchequer in a weak moment and am now the proud owner of a space grey 128 GB iPad Pro! (The secret to a happy marriage: always have a computer budget.) Here's the funny bit. I have no artistic ability to speak of. About 40 years ago, I took a night school class in drawing. The class started out drawing basic forms: a cylinder, a cube, a sphere. Then they went on to do still life, portraiture, landscapes... and I was still working on the cylinder, and cube, and sphere. On the last day of class, everyone's magnum opus was displayed on the wall: vases full of flowers, nudes, raging oceans crashing on rocky shores, and over in the corner, my embarrassing little monochrome cylinder, cube, and sphere. But while standing in the Apple Store, I picked up the Pencil and made a swooping line. Then I made another couple swooping lines and voilà, a standing bird. Hmmmm... The Pencil was not available in the store. I ordered one to be delivered in four or five weeks. And I've downloaded Procreate. There's the joke about the old guy who goes in for a job interview. "What would you say is your greatest weakness?" asks the interviewer. "Honesty," replies the man. "I don't think that's a weakness," says the interviewer. "I don't give a damn what you think," says the old guy. I didn't buy the iPad Pro to be an artist, and I'm not about to become one. But I think I may try and learn a bit, just to please myself.