Today, ladysolly and I went down to London to have lunch with daughter.2. The day started off badly - ladysolly couldn't find her Oyster. That also meant that we set off for the station a bit late, and ladysolly drove like a gazelle to get there on time.
She dropped me off to get a parking ticket, which I got and handed to her, and then I went to the station and fed the ticket machine more money to get her ticket. And then I waited while she parked.
Then the train came. And went.
And I waited.
Eventually, I saw her walking towards the station. Here's what had happened.
She drove all the way to the end of the car park, and there were no spaces. So she circled the car park until she found one, and then she parked, and I wasn't there, but she's not too skilled at parking in small spaces, so I imagine that took a while. And then disaster struck - the parking ticket had fallen into the crack at the front of the dashboard, and she couldn't get it out. So she had to buy another parking ticket, which meant walking to the nearest parking ticket machine and back to the car, and she barely had enough change for that. And by the time she'd done all this, the train had come and gone.
So we got the next train, which wasn't a big deal, it meant that we got to London half an hour after we intended, and met daughter.2 at the restaurant.
I had chickpea soup followed by beef stew and cheesecake (CHEESECAKE) for dessert.