- My arm aches a bit, but I didn't feel the needle going in and only a little coming out, I didn't bleed, and we are both now flu jabbed. Regretting the departure of both our friendly local garagiste and insurance agents, our doctor assures us he'll be around for a few years yet, then wants to talk about American politics, despite other patients in the waiting room.
- "There are things we forage for" says Michel Roux Jr, on being presented with a vegetable accompaniment of steamed ground elder, " which we should just walk past!"
- Three very large white turkeys, two living, one dead, are looking lost on the large roundabout coming into Loudeac, clearly having fallen off a lorry. I'm not sure who to tell, follow signs to the mairie, but come upon the municipal police station first. There they are attentive and take me seriously, and when I leave the town an hour later the turkeys are gone. I wonder if anyone will get a free Christmas dinner out of it...
- A possible habitable planet has been discovered, and 'not too far away' according to the Sci-Tech text news, which is to say just 44 light years. 'The star HD 40307 is a perfectly quiet old dwarf star' a German astronomer says, which sounds a nice kind of star to be orbiting.
- Spelt beer, alcohol free as it's a booze-free night. It's really rather good, or we think so, and they're our taste buds.
- Tom wants to talk, over tea and an Eccles cake, about things in his head, but the phone rings twice. First it's someone trying to sell some kind of eco-energy, then it's J who needs to tell me of a changed arrangement, but wants to chat inconsequentially about domestic detail, which she can do when I see her tomorrow anyway. I get rid of both of them very quickly without being rude.
- Cullen skink, made with leeks, best way to eat smoked haddock.
- My internet radio Christmas present is on its way! Guaranteed reception, and no more horrid crackle when the kitchen lights are on!
And eight quite random photos from recent days. Shall I give them labels? Nah.