Bev went down to my parents in Crawley late on Boxing Day, dropped off by her daughter Sara and partner on their way home.

It was a nice visit, particularly for my dad, who had a bit of peace, what with Bev occupying my mother.

Back by Megabus, on the 14.15 via Hddersfield and Halifax again. It is an OK journey in company, but it is only slightly quicker than National Express, and much more wearisome than the train.