Yesterday (Sunday) I started the day really early with a list. A list of all the people to whom I had to write and email or speak with on the phone together with the things I had to do (like start the trifle for Christmas Day dinner). I then had breakfast and went to the supermarket thinking that I would beat the inevitable crowds. How wrong could I have been. At 9am the supermarket was busier than I can ever recall seeing it before. Fortunately I went to the supermarket where you pay a bit more but where the checkouts are well-manned with two people to each checkout and a number of self-checkout places too. So when I'd finished my small shop I went straight to an empty self-checkout and was out quickly.
Then I seemed to fall victim to a sort of Sunday Inertia and my day disappeared without so much as einem Augenblick. I did write some emails and read some blogs and watched some evening television (Joanna Lumley in Greece - I want to go there!) and ended off with an hour on the phone to a dear friend in Scotland (ending just on the stroke of midnight) before falling asleep at about three minutes later.
In 40 minutes on this dreich morning here in Napier I am due at the gym. Perhaps when I get back I will have enough adrenalin running through me to make sure that I finish the list today.