Roald was fantastic to live with – there was never a dull moment. Every day had to have something special or sparky. He used to ring up friends and say: ‘Cancel what you’re doing tonight. I’ve ordered oysters and it’s about time you learned to shuck them.’ He was a great believer in treats. He used to say ‘life’s tough’, and it was. He was looking after the whole family, writing screenplays to pay for medical expenses, and he never, ever complained.