At last the weather has changed, overcast for most of the day and rain started in the afternoon.
Went shopping in Stratford and got a bag to put my new laptop in and a micro mouse.
Had a scare when I got back as my new shiny had gone into hibernation and I couldn't wake her up. A quick call to the help line sorted out the problem. She doesn't like being left on, unattended, for several hours - typical woman, I should manually send her to sleep before going out. So a quick removal of the battery and replugging it in solved it - I also realised afterwards that the power cable wasn't in the multi block socket - that wouldn't have helped!