I wanted to see two childrens nativities around Christmas – one Catholic and one Protestant. Sadly the local Catholic School doesn’t allow members of the public to attend, and space is tight, so my being in a wheelchair would also have caused a problem. This was one of my Xmas wishes so tomorrow, for this nativity I will miss out. There is Protestant Nursery School nearby who use their local church and don’t appear to mind me going. So this is at least something but does leave me still a little sad.

On a brighter note my neighbourhood grey squirrel who eats from my peanut bird feeder has given me a bit of company today even though he or she should be in hibernation this time of year.