And the travelling didn't get any less bizarre. To get home I was given a lift to Hexham but had made a mistake about the bus timetable. The 3.45 had just gone and there is no 4.45 to Bellingham (17 miles) on Wednesdays. I called on my solicitor to see if he could give me a lift, which he could -- if I waited two hours. I walked to the vet's and found a willing driver, although it would take her a few miles out of her way. So I tried the mart where I found someone who was going home via Bellingham and off we went in his car at 4.50 -- on schedule!