Milo, the big lurcher, seems to have taken a shine to me, which is nice. I like dogs, but in recent years haven't really had a lot to do with them.
Went into that cafe near the bandstand again, and got a pot of tea. The rather nice-looking bloke later asked if I wanted more hot water, which is most unusual these days. Their food looks nice, too (expensive, though-) and the place has a generally pleasant, cared-about quality.