I had a 9am start to the day, despite a late night, and caught up with some washing up, as Gill had kept the stoves going and there was hot water. She got up at 6, as usual!
Our youngest went off to a party and eldest went to have a hair cut, and I got ready to go to Manchester for a regular social I like to attend. I made sandwiches to have on the train and zoomed into town and got my ticket and got down to Platform 4 to get the train. I chatted to a musician chap who had two chunky cases with him... probably guitars but I thought at first one was a cello. We talked about being a performer and all sorts. He was off to Cheshire to do a gig.
I had my sandwiches and read Resource magazine. I was soon in Manchester. I met my friends Laura and Nina, and we went to Night and Day and met another of Laura's friends Colin, and Janie and Jonathan, and Swin and Ellie, and a new attendee Simon, and Fiona and Tess, Sean turned up, and Ian, and plenty of others. What a lovely crowd.
I had two coffees and lots of conversations and left at about 5.45, and got the 6.11 train back which was a bit late, and I spent the journey chatting to a nice retired couple who were keen to get back to Edinburgh and were slightly worried about getting their connection in York. They'd been to a nephew's wedding at Manchester Town Hall.
And therefore I got back into the house at 9.30pm and didn't do much apart from get slaughtered at Scrabble by Gill. She beat me by 108 points.