They say you learn something new every day, and I’m pleased to announce that after spending a very pleasant morning in Billingshurst I have learned almost enough for a whole week.
1) Black PVC insulation tape is much, much cheaper than you fear it might be. If you were me, that is.
2) Billingshurst has a new Italian Delicatessen-cum-coffee shop. ‘La Dolce Salata,’ I believe it is called, and if you are ever opposite Budgens you should pop in. I had a very pleasant chat with the owner whilst he let me sample a range of cheeses and made me a sandwich for my train journey.
3) Some farmers have some fears about Chinese lanterns. I didn’t actually see the paper, and cannot comment further.