Several people have kindly offered to drive Robert back home to Cheshire on 17th May and he very much appreciates these offers and would of course prefer to chat to one or two of us on the way home in the comfort of a car.
Unfortunately however he has to be back to a deadline in order to receive his electronic tag or ‘Home Detention Curfew’ – they don’t want any brawls in the local pub, do they. If he was in a car and that broke down it’s unlikely that such a situation would be looked on with much sympathy, given that he has already been issued with his train-ticket, he might even be re-arrested!
But as long as he catches the designated train there’ll be no problem if there’s a cow on the line as he puts it, that won’t be his fault.
For the reason of the deadline the other end he will in all likelihood be released in time to catch the 8.52 not the 9.52, so we need to be there bright and early too if we’re intending to give him a rousing send-off. Partying on the night of 16th had better not go on too late, therefore!