A slightly rocky start but Liverpool date night at Smuggler’s Cove ended up being thoroughly lovely. They have rum. LOTS of rum.

In other news, I must say a sad goodbye this week to an Orful Comics stalwart. A dear friend who has appeared in many comics over the years and who is as much a part of the comic as I am. Yes, goodbye to that hat I’m wearing, who sadly went missing in action that very weekend. You were a true friend and irreplaceable, because Primark doesn’t sell you anymore.

God speed, hat.