We spent the best part of this warm, sunny, day on which we would have preferred anything but, driving to Southampton General Hospital and back for me to experience the surprising discomfort despite the friendly, efficient attention of staff, of CT Scans of my bladder region prior to a cystoscopy next Saturday. Because I am still not in any pain this feels like precautionary checks.

On our return we chatted with Becky and Ian who had stayed over until early evening when they left for their own home in Southbourne.

Later in the evening we dined on the other half of Jackie’s beef and mushroom pie from two day’s ago, with freshly cooked boiled new potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli.