We all know what Roald Dahl Day means, it starts with the announcement that any parent dreads at dinnertime. 'I need a costume for tomorrow!'
Remember, trust your instincts not your child's demands. Then the over-night performance to craft a perfect Red Knight, (a lesser known Dahl character), involving complicated measuring, a dash to the late store to collect additional cardboard, skilful body-moulding origami, a dense two coat covering of red paint and the heating on all night to be sure the masterpiece was dry by breakfast, isn't in vain.
The suit of shiny red armour is assembled around your excited son, while you contemplate which Dahl story he actually appeared in. Smugly you park up outside school and your little soldier leaps out of the car. You watch him run towards his friends shouting, 'Hey, I'm the Red Power Ranger, who are you!' Clunk! Set the date, be prepared for Roald Dahl Day this 13th September!