It wasn’t even a special birthday, but everyone had gone to a lot of trouble to celebrate it with me. They hired an entire East Coast train for a trip to London, with a stop off along the way for a paddle in the North Sea at Whitby.
It was here that SPL revealed that everyone had chipped in £34 each to fund the trip. I was pretty sure that this small amount of money could not have covered everything. The hire of the train, the holiday voucher, and the year’s gym membership must have cost a fortune.