Went into Manchester early afternoon with Mark to do a bit of business. If we'd have realised it was Chinese New Year before we set off we'd have left it until another day. As it was it was only when we were sat in the middle of a traffic jam on Deansgate that it dawned on us something was going on. These beautiful Chinese lanterns hung up all over the place were a bit of a give-away.
The business part took all of 10 minutes and we had a 20 minute walk but the whole outing took over 21/2 hours. Needless to say I came home feeling drained and strained.
After a nice cup of tea, I let off a bit of steam with a game of table tennis with Thomas. Our rally record is now 30 hits without missing the ball.
It's been dry and windy here so I've managed to get some bedding on the line. Just need to iron the school uniform and then I'll be settling down to Call the Midwife.