It’s been a productive morning. First, I went to the surgery and had a couple of vaccinations. Apparently, there’s no particular need to take anti-malarial tablets as the area I’m going to is deemed minimal risk. I’ll check with our friends who live there to see if they agree – I can just buy them from the chemist if they recommend it.
Then on to a meeting at the school. I’ve mentioned before that we are taking in the Years 7 and 8 pupils when the Middle Schools close permanently at the end of this school year. Since we haven’t been given any money to enlarge the school, we’re taking over the Yagnub middle school premises and turning it into a Sixth Form Centre, so some alterations have to be done at both schools to make them suitable for different age groups and curriculums. Although there is a very tight budget and every penny has been gained after much argument with an obdurate local authority, it’s all going well and we’re really quite excited about it.
I had 40 minutes in hand so went along to the café at the garden centre down the road. A friend happened to be there, our Rector’s husband – he said there was a meeting at home so he’d sloped off out to read the paper, eat cake and drink coffee in peace. Encouraged by the sight of cake crumbs, I allowed myself to succumb to the temptation of a scone (I’m so dull and good, darlings, I rarely eat so much as a biscuit) and scoffed the lot, with the result that I’m still rather full and probably won’t want lunch until well into the afternoon. I shall have lunch sooner or later mind you, the notion of missing a whole meal is too dismaying for words.
And then back to the opticians. £300 the poorer, but two pairs of glasses better off and pleased that my contact lens prescription hasn’t changed, so I’ve got them on order too. I’ve also ordered a pack of daily lenses so that, when I’m in India, I don’t have to bother with overnight soaking. I’m wearing the middle-distance pair of glasses now, though have had to move the computer a bit further away. I normally keep it at just-within-arm’s-length which is okay with a lens in or not, but I’ve been noticing an occasional tendency to screw my eyes up, so I’ll try to get used to it. The main reason for these glasses is to read music easily.
This afternoon, we shall take the photos for the catalogue. And I shall sort out holiday insurance – I will have to phone for a quote as, with my hip, I can’t tick the no medical issues box for online buying.
It hasn’t been the easiest week, various things have been quite frustrating and the strain of visiting Kenny had to be come down from. But I’m feeling myself again, much happier and the anticipation of the Indian holiday is certainly helping there too.