Today we bought one new tyre, some gearbox oil and a foot pump using a £20 gift voucher that my brother gave us for Christmas and then went for a drive to another seaside town and played for an hour on the old penny one armed bandits and the tuppence roulette and the tuppence tiny horse race that they keep in the amusement arcade on the pier. We gambled our life savings away (£4), and enjoyed ourselves inordinately.
Ray has snapped out of his "grumpression" (his word) and things were looking great. And then we got home and opened the gas bill. Bah.
Maybe we'll try the casino next time.