All the while I was worried about hot water I missed the fact that James Callaghan died.
He was 92.
He is survived by a son and two daughters.
He was the first Prime Minister that I actually remember.
He was also known as 'Sunny Jim'.
Beneath his avuncular exterior was a tough strategic mind and a skilled political leader.
There's a website where you can see a picture of 'Sunny Jim' on a skateboard. It's called statesman or skatesman. google it.
S'pose Michael Foot will be next.
nb. I once taught a kid called James Callaghan. His mother was very keen for us all to know that they were not Labour supporters.