It has again been chilly here today and often cloudy so there really was no incentive to go for my walk round. I resisted all morning, doing all the mind games in the Times, entertaining friend W who called with some magazines and stayed for a chat, eating my chicken chow mein left by my carer for my lunch. But by two in the afternoon guilt was so strong that I put on my anorak and a scarf and made myself walk round. There will be many days in winter when I shall not be able to walk round (if there is any possibility of it being icy Priscilla and I do not go out).
On the way back I met J, who only lives a few doors away but is almost housebound and only comes out with her 'Priscilla' when she needs to post a letter. We had a pleasant chat for about ten minutes so I at least managed three nice long chats today and in addition two nice long phone calls. Tomorrows my God daughter and her husband are driving over to see me. I am looking forward to seeing them both and am cooking a lunch for the first time in a very long time. (Mary Berry's Sausage and new Potato Supper (at lunchtime)). I used to enjoy cooking and entertaining but now it is so long since I did it and mobility is such an issue that I find it stressful although I know it will be alright when I get going.
Back tomorrow with a report how it all went. See you then.