I am frequently fascinated by firsts.
Who, I ask, baked the very first cake and who thought up the concept of icing it? Who created the first staircase?
And who on earth first decided to shave their legs and consign generations of women to feel that they had to be hairless?
When I go to bed after a particularly tiring day, I often murmur thanks to whoever it was who first thought of a proper mattress to sleep on. Who was it? I’ve no idea, but I’m very grateful.
Who was the first person to wear a ‘little black dress’? Who was the first to pierce their ears or wear lipstick? Who did the first ever gleeful dance on the spot? Who first tickled who with a feather?
Many answers lie hidden away in ancient cultures, no doubt. But I’m still fascinated.