I put a scarf and hat on to go out and I'm still wearing them. Ailz came downstairs and immediately launched into my least favourite Christmas song- Cliff Richard's "Mistletoe and Wine"- and I told her not to go there.
Talking about people who have died recently, one who hasn't is the Prime Minister- though apparently he came close. Odd fish, Johnson- and not at all your usual politician: in his address to the nation- before heading off into convalescence at Chequers- he not only thanked his nurses by name but emphasised that the two to whom he owed most are foreigners- a New Zealander and a Portuguese. It's well known that the NHS relies heavily on immigrants to keep it going, but you don't expect a senior Tory politician to draw attention to the fact. Anyway, it was a generous thing to do.