BREAK-IN AT THE ORATORY !
After a cheery talkative supper at the Rembrandt Hotel, opposite Brompton Oratory, I went to collect my bike and ride home. Ooops. Bike securely padlocked inside the Oratory gates. Gates locked. Fortunately the railings are not too high and the spikes quite far apart. So I hitched up my skirt and climbed over. The harder part was heaving the bike over without letting it crash on to the pavement and damage the wheels. Having done that, climbing back over was quite easy. I bicycled swiftly away.