While we waited for kickoff, we paid a visit to the Trocadero to play DDR. When I'd admitted defeat and Sarah was having a solo expert game, I found one of those machines that takes 2p pieces, shuffles them along and dispenses other 2p pieces along with small prizes. Among the goodies on offer were little plastic scooters.
I got myself 20p's worth of tuppences from a change machine and starting dropping them down the slot in what I imagined was a strategic fashion.
I won some 2ps, and a plastic pig, and some more 2ps and a plastic sheep. Then I ran out of 2ps and dispatched Sarah to get me some more while I guarded my station.
Finally, finally, the machine disgorged my scooter.
And some more 2ps.
Offsetting my losses with my winnings, I paid 22p for ten minutes' entertainment plus a sheep, a pig and a scooter. Not bad!
(Please overlook the crumbs in my keyboard.)