On our way back from Scotland we stopped to refuel at a quiet service area, only to be greeted by about 20 white geese.
'Are they regular visitors?' I asked as I paid for my fuel.
'They live here,' came the reply. 'Every night at midnight we give them the food waste from Marks and Spencer.'
These must be the best fed geese in the country. And it's all just a minute or two past its sell-by date.