My mother 'phoned this afternoon to say she has to be in hospital for 9.00am on Monday. Trying to sort out transport to get back again....Sunday being new years day and Monday being a Bank Holiday in lieu (I think). This is Northampton to East Coast - about 4 train changes and two buses and walks. Sorry, poor old mum - we are heading for the Fens for just this reason. G might get to meet up with NB Chance in my absence so he'll be fine. At least after an overnighter in the marina I have clean clothes and clean bedding!