Ian O'Doherty: How many times do I have to say this?
Ah yes, it's that day of the year again.
I was an only child for most of my childhood and used to be escorted around the local street by my parents. On my own.
I wasn't sure then and, to be honest, I'm still not sure now about who was more embarrassed by this solitary Billy No Mates charade -- me or my folks.