I found myself standing in the queue as I do on a Friday in the M&S cafe. The girl behind the counter knew what I wanted before I did.
"Double espresso. Got it." she anticipated.
She looked different. She was smiling.
"What's up?... You're happy today" I said.
"I'm leaving" she said.
"Where yer going?" I said.
"The Tower of London", she smiled.
"What yer going do there? Be a crow?"
She didn't get it but the girl behind the girl behind the counter got it, and laughed.
"Did you hear that ?" she said.
An old beak behind me interfered. "There aren't any crows at the Tower of London. They are ravens."
In due course I made my way back to the car and alongside me I noticed beaky make his way to his Ford parked in a disabled bay.
I stared at him sideways.