I suddenly felt really tired and also didn't feel too good, which worried me a little, so did my lateral Covid test, which I needed to do today anyway and it was negative – phew! Fell asleep on the sofa and woke up late afternoon. It was too late to drive anywhere, so went for a quick walk along the cycle path and to the river and back. It was a good job I put my wellies on, as it was very wet underfoot – several of the surrounding fields were flooded. Heard a Robin singing and saw some Mallards in the river. Passed quite a few people. One lady with a dog said 'Merry Christmas' to me, which was nice and another family also wished me Christmas greetings. Beautiful cerise sunset as I walked back home.
Back at home, I rang Lucy and we decided to do a video call to Vivien. Had to knock on someone's door to ask them to move their car, so I could get out of my drive and then drove to Lucy's. With my mask on and standing 2 metres away (outside in the car park), we called Vivien. It was nice that we could all chat at the same time. Lucy doesn't have a smart phone – her phone is ancient! Using my phone, was the only way Lucy was going to see Vivien today! Lucy looked really pleased to see Vivien and was intrigued by all the Christmas decorations around the narrowboat. It was far too cold to stand outside for long. Lucy had declined my offer of going for a socially distanced walk this morning, or this afternoon, but to be honest I don't blame her, it was very cold indeed.
Returned home and watched the TV and nearly didn't bother doing Christmas dinner, but made the effort and later on in the evening I had roast potatoes, mashed potato, roasted carrots and parsnips, sprouts, peas, home made nut roast, yorkshire puddings and home-made gravy, with a non-alcoholic sparkling drink! Watched the Strictly Come Dancing special, The Wheel, Britain's Got Talent and East Enders! Received a brilliant Christmas poem by email from John F.! Washed-up and wrote the blog – good night!