Friday 6th May 2022


Up 08 30.

Breakfast : orange juice; coffee; granola (almond milk). Have started eating at kitchen table – formed by combining two supports (with swept legs) of dining table – now I have one and temperature has risen.

Rearranged furniture in studio.

Elevenses : coffee; madeleines. Spoke to a friend.

Continued arranging furniture.


Lunch : tortelloni; oil; salt; pepper.

Walked into town looking for two glasses and food. Saw a couple I think are probably rough sleeping in a vacant shop doorway, one of whom looked in a very bad way. Graduands and graduates (with friends and families) in evidence. What could have been a security detail – a convoy of dark SUVs with tinted windows – pulled out from the layby by the Guildhall as I passed. Checked on return : these are the postponed graduation ceremonies from the past few years (thus May, rather than July); quite likely the convoy was conveying HRH the Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward) who is Chancellor of the University of Bath. Lightheaded. Drunk water on arrival home.

Tea : black tea; shortbread.

Went for a run along Charlcombe Lane and managed to reach my usual finish line (if running in one direction only). Walked back.

Produced progress report whilst cooled off, and showered when done.


Went to Waitrose to look for reduced fare and came back empty handed. Ate some nuts.

Supper : egg salad; pancakes a l’orange.

Published TNS.

Online until lights out.