Hugh, mate from Thomas Bennett Comprehensive days, stayed with me last night. He had driven up from Bristol after finishing work (he is a clinical psychologist) inorder to attend a conference in Ilkley tomorrow.

I took him for a curry at the Karachi. He was paying so we both had the Rick Stein meat special, which was the most expensive at £7, including salad and 3 chapattis.

Then we walked up to the Sparrow Bier Cafe, which was full of young, good looking people; at least until we arrived, with Joe and Keith came in. It was really good to see it busy, but the youth were talking very loudly, as is normal, and I would not go on my own on a busy night.