Morning, everyone. Yesterday was another 'mild and fairly sunny with dull bits' day. Quite pleasant but not really December weather.
I set off for Runwell giving myself forty minutes and I was there in thirty, even with going through town. It was all extremely well organised even though it was pretty busy and I didn't have to queue for long.
The main problem, for me, was that the nurse who was dealing with me had a very 'thick' accent with slurred consonants and I just couldn't make out what she was saying, even when she lowered her mask. Fortunately, a supervising nurse noticed our difficulty and came to help out.
She may have been hard to understand but she was jolly competent with a needle - I didn't feel a thing.
I stayed on the pain killers for the rest of the day, just to be on the safe side.
When I got home, I felt so cheerful at having had my booster that I sorted out the guest room completely so it is now ready for when Beth stays over, I made a shopping list, went to Morrisons, came home and made the Christmas biscotti (actually on the calendar for today).
And finally, I dug out the stollen recipe I like to use - Delia's of course, although my fruity ingredients will be a lot more ordinary than hers and I adapt it to Thermione. It's a bit of a tradition to have biscotti and stollen over Christmas and, as I am marzipanning the Christmas cake on Friday, that's where the spare marzipan will go - into the stollen. Luvverley!
Today, the only thing in the diary is personal training with Lindsey. Fortunately, there's plenty to keep me going for the rest of the day. Son Dave has confirmed that the meat he is providing for Christmas dinner is pork so I will look up some recipes and ideas although I suspect everyone is expecting pigs in blankets and stuffing, same as always! However, I reckon a nice, spicy apple sauce might be a good add on. The kitchen needs a bit of a tidy up as there's lots of bits and pieces on the side that need putting away. I need just a few items for the stollen; this is pretty much the only time I get things specifically - mostly I make do and substitute. Finally, there's ironing, there's pretty much always ironing. I will do that first thing while I catch up on my YouTube vlogging.
I have a bit of a sore arm and neck and I do feel rather 'weary' (after a great night's sleep) but nothing worse (yet), for which I am very thankful.
(The neck might be from circuits on Monday anyway!)