After a curry at the Mosque Kitchen, stewartbremner, Instography and I repaired to the Pear Tree for a small refreshment in the hazy sunshine.
Knowing Mr Smith has had a tough time of things lately, Instography thoughtfully texted a picture of us enjoying the sun-dappled pints to him.
How touched he was.
"You two are a pair of chums," he replied.
At least, I think the word was chums...definitely began with a C, anyway.