Yesterday we had sleety rain. In the morning I went for my yearly medical check-up. The nurse took my blood pressure and a couple of blood samples and we talked about my general state of health. I get the impression she thinks I'm in reasonably good shape. I've been taking aspirin once a day and she told me the doctor's advice is to drop it; she wasn't sure why. I walked to the medical centre and walked back- which is the most exercise I've had in a couple of months. In the evening I took down the Christmas tree.
The electricity had been flickering all afternoon. At around 10.30 we had a power cut, so I lit a candle and went to bed. The cuts continued through the night- and every time the power went off or came on again it triggered a couple of nearby house alarms.