I mention this only because their car was delayed on the M4 due to a tailback caused by four different groups converging on Bath, which is playing host simultaneously to:
* a University open day
* a rugby match between Bath and Leicester
* a Jane Austen festival
* a re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg
I've been happy ever since, imagining the road rage possibilities.
In unrelated news, yesterday I passed the halfway mark in my kanji book: just 1,100 to go. Also - cultural factoid - apparently in Japan one travels "up" to Tokyo and "down" when travelling out of Tokyo, irrespective of direction or altitude. It's a usage old-fashioned people also apply to London. I wonder if this happens with other capitals?