VW gave us a little gift on the Golf SV launch: a twin set of squirty balsamic vinegar and olive oil, presumably in coy recognition of out stay in St Tropez.

Knowing that some car hacks like to hand-baggage only – not me, I hasten to add; it’s long been remarked that I could over-pack as an Olympic-grade sport – whoever arranged this not only made sure that the canisters were only 100ml, they also provided a resealable plastic bag to appease airport security.

Being a much travelled nerd, I could point out that the bag still wouldn’t pass rigorous inspection (since it has anti-suffocation holes, it isn’t entirely sealable…). But the gesture remains beautifully thought through. So I won’t.