A Dad who has just run out of socks is ecstatic that it’s Father’s Day this Sunday, as he is confident that he’ll get enough footwear to replenish his drawer.

“Every year is a worry but my kids always seem to guess exactly what I want,” said Martin Green.

“I was worried that letting them know about my broken iPod would have distracted them from my favourite present.

“And then I accidentally let slip that Eric Clapton is touring next month, tickets to which would be catastrophic if they took the place of a Burton’s three-pack of grey socks.

“But I’m sure they’ll nail it.”