So the summer hols are over at last – everyone back where they should be walking across the bridge. The Bank Holiday week was particularly painful because they closed most of the station leaving only six platforms in use. This cut foot traffic at my pitch from 48,000 to less than 10,000. I scraped through the four day week on my knees, and despite the closure having been advertised for a year, people were still commenting on how few commuters were about and wondering if perhaps everyone was on holiday! Eventually I got tired of telling them that, in fact, most of the station was shut due to the redevelopment and started agreeing with them. Now that normality has arrived again, I can look forward to the cold, dark days of winter that always seem to last forever. Time to get the thermals out I think!