The car is safely back home now after a change of sensor. I was most impressed by the garage; they not only fixed the problem, they took it for a drive to make sure it was fixed and when I went along to pay, showed me the old sensor and explained how it worked. I’m dead impressed; I think I’ll go there again.

The fair is on in Loughborough this week. It’s a traditional set up which has been coming every November for more than 100 years, and it takes over the entire town centre: as we sad old people take to our beds we can hear its music thumping around our feet; it ought to be annoying but I find it oddly reassuring that while the climate changes and politicians mumble, Loughborough fair goes on.

Kirk out