What a twenty four hours it must have been for the Queen. I am by no means a Royalist but I do think the Royal Family has been 'trashed' over the last few days and a lot of it quite unnecessarily. I think of the dignified way in which Princess Anne cleverly managed to extricate both Peter and Zara Phillips seamlessly, no doubt knowing the kind of life they would live if they stayed 'within' the Royal family, I can't help thinking more thought should have been put into all this fiasco. Now that I have got that off my chest I shall not mention it again.
What else has happened today? Not a lot really. I have walked round the block with Priscilla but, in spite of doing it most days - unless it is raining or very windy - I am not finding it any easier to do. I am hoping that when the warmer weather arrives I may find it easier, but at present it is not the case. Any minute now the Student Doctor who is monitoring my case is due to ring and I can't say any great step forward has been made since he last rang.
What else have I done today? Had a chat with M my neighbour, who kindly always pops out when I walk past - and keeping social distance - stops for a chat. I do appreciate it.
Read a couple of chapters of Elizabeth von Arnim's 'Elizabeth's German Garden'. It is one of my favourite books and when I have nothing to read I tend to read it again. von Arnim was a friend of Vita Sackville West and also a friend of HG Wells (I rather think more than a frriend). It makes for pleasant, untroubled reading.
My lunch - from my carer as usual- was smoked salmon with a hard boiled egg, cole slaw, beetroot and a simple salad. I microwaved a jacket potato to go with it and it was all delicious.
Well tomorrow is another day as they say. Sleep well.