At least ten degrees colder today than it has been for the previous two days; a grey sky with no sign of a sun anywhere; just a faint breeze. After two such glorious days I think it feels even colder than it really is. I had to be up, up and away today for my early hospital appointment. Set the alarm for half past six to give me plenty of time to be more or less ready when J came for her hour. I needn't have bothered setting the alarm - I slept badly, kept looking at the clock and was well ready for getting up at half past five. By the time J came I was washed, dressed, breakfasted and all ready to go. It takes more or less forty minutes to get from here to Darlington Memorial Hospital at that time of day. I had been instructed to arrive no more than five minutes before my allotted time and I did just that. The taxi driver and I have know one another for years so we chatted happily all the way. I had to go toMedical Physics to have abone scan after breaking my hip in October. I laid on the table and had numerous photographs of hips taken from all angles. I was out again in a quarter of an hour as they said I would be. I arrived home just before eleven o'clock to a cup of coffee from the flask J had left for me. I was tired. No, I will change that, I was exhausted. J had left my lunch ready in the microwave - Chinese chicken with rice and Mediterranean vegetables - it was delicious. I ate it, put on the One O'Clock News and fell asleep. The sheer effort of going to the hospital, coming back, changing back out of my' posh ' clothes into my loungers (and yes, in these lockdown days going out is an event, regardless of where I am going - particularly as I can hardly walk anyway - and is an occasion for putting on some kind of glad rags) Now, at half past four in the afternoon I am more or less back to normal after resting all afternoon. I think tea - to save myself a lot of bother- might be two toasted hot cross buns with cheese inside.
So, what news to impart today? Not a lot really. The sun brought everyone out with their lawnmowers or on their hands and knees weeding. The grey skies today have sent them all scuttling back in again and as there is even a possibility of snow within the next week or so, I suspect it will stay that way. Judging by the awful amounts of rubbish littering the beauty spots over that last two lovely days this will be no bad thing, except of course that any local business which is permitted to open at present is desperate for the custom of visitors. Why do people have to leave such a trail of rubbish behind them? It is so thoughtless.
Until tomorrow bloggy friends.