I have spent today in almost complete idleness. I had considered going to a craft fair in West London but then I thought better of it. I still have lady flu and it was raining and miserable outside.
I did manage to go to to the market with Traybake. I bought two bags of cooking apples, a huge sourdough loaf which the guy on the stall gave me for half price and a half kilo of mince. It's the weather for cottage pie and apple crumble.
I spent the rest of the day footering around. I did some laundry, washed dishes, soaked some fruit in orange juice and brandy in preparation for making a cake tomorrow. I also did a fair bit of the Guardian crossword puzzle something which I haven't done for a long time.
Just as it was getting completely dark I decided I better go outside for a bit so I put on my trainers and went for my first training session for the moon walk. I did two miles of brisk walking and it took me 32 minutes. I kept thinking how much faster it would be if I had been running. I also thought how the idea that I would prefer to be running than walking is something that a few years ago I would have found inconceivable. My walk did involve hills so maybe not that much faster than running and as it is quite hard to walk on muddy ground in the pitch dark that might have slowed me down as well. I'm also not used to measuring distances in miles any more. My speed was around ten minutes per kilometer which is 3 minutes slower than my running speed.
When I got home I sorted out a little bit of paperwork and found a pattern I'd printed off the internet for a lacy scarf. The instructions say cast on 22 stitches which sounds more like the instructions for a tie. I shall see whether it works or not. It may be that TB will be getting a very fancy tie to go with his Cath Kidston surprise.
I had dinner at TB's and now I am in bed.