I’m going to Norwich after lunch, dropping off a piece of china, meeting Weeza and co, hearing Zerlina in her school choir singing at John Lewis, then going home with Dora to babysit Rufus tonight, leaving my car with Weeza as she’s borrowing for the week as Phil needs theirs. They’re usually fine with just one car and prefer it – they think about when they need to use a car rather than just get in and drive and, of course, it saves a lot of expense. Phil knows it would be very tempting sometimes to drive to work instead of cycle and, I daresay, the time will come when he can’t bear to cycle 45 miles a day, whatever the weather. But anyway, he’ll bring me home tomorrow on his way to wherever he’s going – I didn’t really take in the details.
The only bit I’m less than cheery about is parking in the centre of Norwich on a Saturday in December. I avoid the city as far as possible this month and especially at the weekend. But I hope that after lunch some people will be going home and it won’t take forever in the queue. i’ll leave plenty of time, anyway and if I can park unexpectedly quickly then I might even do some shopping. Anyway, it’ll be good to see the family and I’m looking forward to the babysitting. Dora says that Rufus talks about me almost as often as he talks about Gus, which is a huge compliment – those two boy cousins adore each other.