As is usual in the school holidays, we took a trip into town to have lunch with our Chelsea Pensioner friend.
So lunch became a cuppa and a quick chat.
I made up for The Boy Child's disappointment by taking him to the Golden Arches for lunch and then onto the bookshop in Harrods.
He chose two books and, armed with his book tokens, presented them to the lady on the till.
Yet more disappointment as we learned that the store only takes their own gift vouchers.
I handed over the cash and the book tokens are now mine to spend.
A satisfactory kind of day in the end.