The first opportunity this year to have another run in the sun and what happens? Dobby decides to throw a wobbly. A few lethargic cranks of the engine and then... nothing. Not even a click.
After messing about looking at the master fuse, the contact on the starter motor (which was poor) and generally scratching my head, I thought I'd check the voltage. Aha 10.5v is not enough for the solenoid to kick in. So out with the booster pack and we're cranking again but still not firing. By this time with flooding a real possibility, I removed the spark plugs and replaced them with new ones (this would have been done at the Spring service anyway) and after a couple more tries we were running.
So ½ hour later than intended we went off for a quick spin, trying to avoid local schools as it was now 3.30pm. On return, I put the battery on charge and left it overnight.