Thursday 31st March


Up 07 15. Breakfast : orange juice, coffee, granola.

Worked in bed until loo and shower. Got dressed for 09 30 appointment at DWP.

Attended appointment with new work coach at DWP office in Pinesgate. Introduced myself and explained planned approach as well as wider circumstances inc health. Undertook what is called Commitment Review, which I last did in 2018, it would seem. Reminded to ‘accept the commitment’ online before I left.

Bought some (dairy) milk in Waitrose en route home.

Elevenses : coffee; madeleines.

Accepted commitment online.


Lunch : bulgur wheat, onion, potato, chickpeas.

Felt needed a break so walked around town in afternoon. Visited friend at work. Offered her coffee and gifted the two drinks by a barista. Friend relayed how following a first date, a man had seen fit to send her a photograph of his manhood; she said she would show it to her mother who had a good sense of humour.

Noticed some WWII bomb damage that had escaped me previously (part of the Bath Blitz), before coming to my cobbler. Main part of the shoe repair done but heels not finished until Saturday. I explained TNS and asked if I could take a picture. He was game; I said I would try to get one printed. Visited Waitrose again for shortbread.

Tea : black tea and shortbread.

Friend called and invited me to stay at his apartment if I felt too cold. Another invited me for lunch or supper Friday. Declined.


Needed more than prospect of vegetable soup/stew afforded, so returned to Waitrose after 18:00 to see whether anything reduced would fit the bill. Came away with Jerusalem artichokes and two sticky toffee puddings (not reduced but ‘on offer’).

Supper : roasted Jerusalem artichokes and butter; sticky toffee pudding.

Online until lights out.