Hope you all had a good Christmas and managed to meet up with family and friends and shared some fun times together.
With Boxing Day over, today is another Bank Holiday. Great for those getting an extra day off work, but not so good if you’ve spent Christmas on your own and facing another long lonely day ahead.
The sun is rising nicely and it doesn’t feel too cold out there at the moment (going up to 9C later) so a short walk might be an option or dig your Freedom Pass out and go for a long bus ride – don’t try the trains, they still seem to be all over the place. Harlequins are playing at home, so avoid the A316 area.
If you’d rather settle down on the sofa, Hello Dolly! is on BBC2 this afternoon at 1:30 followed by Funny Girl, then Coppelia after which there’s the usual Tuesday evening quiz programmes – Only Connect (If I get one right, that is beyond belief) and University Challenge. The Christmas Special of One Foot in the Grave is on at 9:00 pm on BBC4. I wonder if that is as funny now as it was when it was first shown in 1990? I mean, we’re all 32 years older now ……
ITV4 have Live Racing from Kempton Park at 13:30 – maybe some of you are heading off there? – followed by less typical Christmassy films of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Mummy and Die Hard.
Hopefully Jean and Norman will have Amazon Prime as both the Chelsea v Bournemouth and Manchester United v Nottingham Forest matches are on there at 5:30 and 8:00 pm respectively.
If you have Sky Sports, you’re spoiled with everything from Darts to Football to Rugby, Cricket, Golf, NFL, Australian and English football.
If you’re worried about getting square eyes, the radio channels are almost back to normal schedules. Darts and rugby are being covered by Talksport with BBC5 Sports Extra focussing solely on cricket. The Goon show pops up on Radio 4 Extra at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm then at 8:00 pm there is TED Radio Hour relating to age. The RT write up includes “Of course there are challenges – some part of your body is going to fall apart! But can age be seen as an asset, rather than a liability? The advice from anti-ageist activists is to stop using negative language about ourselves, and being coy about revealing our age. “Walk faster, find your mission – and squeeze all the juice out of retirement.”. After listening to this, you’ll feel like a spring chicken again.
Tomorrow, you’ll be able to get back to playing bowls and meeting up with the others for exercise and a beer. That is another great option for feeling like a spring chicken again!
Whatever is on your schedule for today, enjoy it to the full.