I had to go with plan B today. Plan A was get up and out bright and early and take a long walk in my new boots. However I woke up at 4am with a temperature and it didn't go away again.
So I've had a day largely devoted to pottering, one of my favourite occupations. So far today I've polished off the following:
small, non-threatening quantity of housework
started knitting a mohair hat in dark blue/violet
watched an episode of Allo Allo and still have seven series to watch so that will keep me quiet for a while. If you're not acquainted with it, here's a bit from YouTube. It's fab, I love it.
discovered that my favourite Dinny Hall ring now fits on my middle finger
looked in at Marylebone Farmers' Market
and bought a dozen jumbo eggs and today I had a shopping bag with me so they didn't have to go in my handbag. Marylebone Farmers' Market is the poshest one and the chef and cookery writer Nigel Slater shops there though I've never encountered him myself
walked along Marylebone High Street to the Oxfam bookshop and bought some literature
wore a magenta cashmere jumper I've had for about six years for the first time. It has a moth hole in it but only one and I can sew that up.
went to the Apple shop and bought - not apples - but a USB cable for iPod because I have lost the original one which I'm absolutely furious with myself about not least because the replacement comes in a two-pack and costs £15! Yes, fifteen whole quid. It's painful and I didn't want two either, I wanted one. Meh!
dyed my hair back to its original colour (it's mostly grey now but I'm in denial)
bought some rechargeable batteries to go in the cat flap. It has taken me a long time to get around to buying a battery charger but I've finally done it and now I feel virtuous
bought some little round containers so that I can make porridge in catering quantities, freeze it and take them in to work. There are places that sell fresh porridge and charge a couple of quid for it which is outrageous, it costs about 35p to make it.
made the porridge in the microwave this evening, forgot about it and spent 15 minutes scraping half of it off the inside of the microwave and the kitchen counter. It looked very vulcanesque. I would have taken a photo but I still haven't seen the funny side. So that bumps up the cost/portion to 70p, as I really didn't fancy potting up what I'd gathered up.
And I've got a fabby beef casserole bubbling away in the kitchen