Off to Liverpool in the morning. It'll take me aeons to get there because the trains are of course bongled. I leave from Marylebone, a station I've never used before, and alight at Birmingham Moor Street, ditto. From there I am advised to cross the city 'on foot' to get to Birmingham New Street, and the Liverpool train. Traditional Bank Holiday fun. Still, I should get to my cheap hotel by mid-afternoon, and meet up with family shortly thereafter. They're coming to the show. It should be a good evening, though I'm not particularly looking forward to explaining my joke about the Crucible and Romans In Britain.