I went to a party last night. The hosts had put out quite a lot of extremely nice food, including a bowl of raw onion for adding to burgers and the like. I had a little and, as you do, kept picking at it until I suddenly realised that I’d eaten almost the entire bowl. Apart from making me extremely antisocial, even after brushing my teeth, it also appears to have done something horrible to my taste buds. Part of my mouth feels as though it’s covered in cotton wool and some foods now taste rather odd. I’m assuming that it’ll wear off soon enough. It had bloody well better do.