Am now in Oxford where I am visiting family friends and feeling completely grateful for such wonderful people.
...and for taxis. Which get us home. Even after the sun has gone down at 4:30. And it is getting darker and darker. And we have insisted on walking home rather than catching a bus or getting a ride from said friends. And are subsequently very very lost and wandering home in the wrong direction.
Yes, we are humbled before our cabbies.
...but made it in the end.