Up and on an early coach back home (much cheaper than the train). By midday I was lurking suspiciously outside M&S waiting for Ma to finish work so I could surprise her for her birthday. In the end it was a run-up-from-behind-hug complete with last minute panic that it might be the wrong person.
We had some lunch then went to Reading for a mooch and a slightly disastrous attempt at self-service coffee in John Lewis. Met H on the train back and then met Selena in Wagamamas when she finished work for some birthday Pad Thai.