The drum kit that we saw in the charity shop doorway at midnight was not in the shop the next morning. We asked, but they hadn’t seen it.

We found a card table, canasta, dominoes and a book of dreams and omens. 

And; a 78 record, ‘she’s only a grey haired old lady’, a set of examination questions about monetary theory, and a book, ‘The Legacy of England’. (There is an elephant in the room with this place and we keep a corner of our eye upon it in case it stirs.)