L asks if I’m basking in post-race glory at work. I’m not
sure glory is the right word. Celebrating survival more like.
Mask wearing has always been high at Sainsbury’s and on
Monday, ahead of Tuesday’s compulsion, it is back up to around 90%.
In the evening Derby have a home match which they
unfortunately lose 2-1 to QPR while Tuesday is dog training in sub-zero temperatures.
Sub-zero doesn’t put L off swimming in the outdoor pool in
the morning, which is presumably heated, but it appears she has a hard time
persuading Daughter to go alfresco when she joins her.
Daughter’s race numbers meanwhile have now arrived for last Sunday’s
race. A little late perhaps.
I bike despite the cold, the wind, and a brief shower of
Wednesday is the first day of December and therefore the first day of Advent. What better way to celebrate the festive season than a pair of Advent chocolate nipples (or whatever they’re supposed to be) to share with your significant other every day for 24 days.
On Thursday I take the bus to work which was really quiet, which surprised me, and on time, which surprised me even more. So much so I do it again on Friday.
I get my Covid booster on Thursday at Midland House in Derby
where I’m straight in and out, aside from the ten minutes you have to wait
afterwards to see if you get an allergic reaction.
L has a totally different experience at Forest Rec on Friday
where they are queuing around the block even if you have an appointment. They
have those signs that say you ‘reached the 30 mins to wait point’ like they
do at Alton Towers. She has more patience than me, I’d have come back another
On Saturday after Parkrunning at Alvaston and taking L’s Mum
for an eye appointment we have a meal out with some friends at Anoki on the A38
near Burton. I have never been there before and this is partly to make up for
the fact the dog club have arranged a night out there next week when we’re away and also
because we haven’t been properly out with these friends for about 15 years!
Sunday is the dog club’s AGM which is very sparsely attended and then in the evening we have a few beers in the Borlase and the Organ Grinder.
(Sunday 5th December)