Dave decided to collect the hire car from Europcar in Finchley while I packed. In theory this was all good and well but firstly they would not give him a car as he did not have his passport with him. As privilege members this is stored electronically on their system. They also does not actually have a car ready for him. The booking was cancelled, a new one made which was cheaper and Dave returned with me an hour later and the car was still not ready!
From there we did a SIM swop as our UK phone no longer works. Amazingly Vodafone don’t charge for the service. We topped up with fuel, £13.34 for 10.77 litres having driven 100 miles. We dropped the car off at 17:20, got to Heathrow very early, checked in and headed straight to the Diners Club lounge to relax before our flight. The flight was full and our screens did not work! I chose the vegetarian pasta and Dave had beef stew. As there was so much turbulence we could not have hot beverages after our meal so we shared another bottle of wine.