I was pleased that the meeting was called in Corbridge because it was an easy ride back from there to Edinburgh. I checked the old-fashioned departure board at the railway station and confirmed my plan to catch the 13:45 service north.
However, at the very start of the meeting we were told that the venue was switching to an airport hotel in Newcastle that had been set up for a wedding and the football World Cup. LM was particularly aggrieved by this because (a) it was a Sunday and (b) she had made the effort to travel to Corbridge all the way from Glasgow.
Then we discovered that there were thieves among the football fans. My iPhone was stolen, as was LM’s handbag.
‘That’s one way to justify an upgrade to an iPhone10’, I concluded.