Back at his hotel, Darrell got up really early and straight down to breakfast, his Chinese buffet from last night fully digested. He was a “monkey on a mission”, he had a bit of shopping to do in the Bull Ring and then he wanted to get straight home.
He may have hit town early but OMG, there were already too many people about for his liking. Darrell thanked goodness he only needed a couple of things, because with all these crowds milling around, in what seemed to him to be in a completely unstructured way and getting under his feet in the process was seriously doing his head in!
…… and get back to Evesham ASAP. As he sat on his train, humming "Travelling Home for Christmas" and clutching his much considered purchases, Darrell was determined that he would not be venturing anywhere big again, until Christmas was all over.
In the cosy and reassuring old fashioned atmosphere of Café Loco at Worcester Shrub Hill Station, the brouhaha of the Pret a Manger (or as Nigel calls them “Away In A Mangers”), Micasa Burritos and Delice de France of New Street suddenly seemed a million miles away and Darrell, now calm, had a bit of an epiphany …….. perhaps he was changing from the city slicker he once aspired so hard to be, to someone who looked forward to watching Countryfile on a Sunday evening, after tea!!!! What is he like?