Here in Knutsford (Canute's ford) there is a McLaren dealer. The only car in the place costs 198,500 pounds. I'm trying to get my head round the supposition that someone who's able and willing to spend 200,000 pounds is influenced by the fact that he or she can save 1,500 pounds. And be deprived of the ability to boast that the car cost "more than 200 grand".
Knutsford seems to have gone up in the world since I lived here as a young man.
But it was nice to pass the cottage hospital where my elder daughter, Faye, was almost born 35 years ago last November. And where I was so long in a white coat that many of the patients assumed I was a doctor.