Wow. Already five days have passed since I last posted. I hope you had a good Christmas, as I did: the day passed very pleasantly in a haze of Cava (bought straight from the Cavery, ha ha) a blizzard of nut-roast, a fog of veggie sausages and a perfect storm of roast potatoes, parsnips and sprouts, all topped off with delicious cranberry sauce. Then after a quick game of cribbage came the pudding, the mince pies and the custard.
Wow. I was full.
I got some great presents but highlight of the day was seeing Daniel open his cunningly-disguised ukulele* and start to play. Brill. I mainly got a selection of tokens which I shall shortly convert into a supply of books and DVD’s. I also got the latest Ian Rankin from OH, which is every bit as good as the others.
Dr Who was good, I thought, and it was fun playing cribbage. I hadn’t played for years and it was surprising how quickly it all came back.
The last two or three days I’ve been going for walks; today’s included a trot round Knighton Park feeling very smug in the mud in my walking boots, and a trek up Welford Rd and round to Fingerprints – a total of nearly five miles, according to the online app I used afterwards.
Hope you’re all enjoying what my friend Chris calls ‘Twixtmas.’ See you all soon…
*wrapped to resemble some kind of malformed Dalek