... but failed. After bumping into and congratulating a colleague who has just swum the Channel (he's now off work with pneumonia - oops!) I called in to WHSmith to see if Andrew Denny's "first edition" of Waterways World was in.
It was, so I took it to the till. There the sales assistant (as I suppose I'll have to call him, although he did nothing much to assist) was talking to a customer and making a phone call as the queue grew longer. If he had just acknowledged us waiting, and perhaps promised to be with us very soon, I would have stayed. But he ignored us. I went to the other till on the other side of the shop, but there was a queue there too. I put my £3.50 back in my pocket, returned the copy to the rack and walked out.
And the journey endeth - Beep beep beep.... what on earth????. T'was only 6.45am but search as we may, could we find where it was coming from? Ian deduced it was a low gas warning ...
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