Bravely, I went into the local library and introduced myself to the new staff. A Friend of the Library had chatted to me on Saturday about the talks I used to give and wondered whether I was still available. It is hoped to run some talks in the new year.
The wild windy weather dominated the end of the week and we holed up indoors while it raged outside. Having been woken in the night by the gusts, rest breaks were needed.
Sunday morning saw me up and out early to take my mother to her local church for the Advent Service. This was interesting in that I had not been to a real church service for some time. I love ‘Lo, he comes with clouds descending’ and sang out gustily…into my mask which muffled any untoward sounds I made. It was difficult to take deep breaths and sing properly, and the sound of the congregation singing was greatly muted as a result.
The day was rounded off with a meal out with friends. We talked and ate but not late into the night. Some people had booked for the Festive Menu and were supplied with crackers. I had not thought of that, so we enjoyed the excellent normal menu without frills. A mini pudding was treat enough for us.