Today I decided that I will eat less crap, walk more and drink less alcohol. So far it has gone well. I also decided (after reading, before sleeping last night, a little chapter of St Germaine) to do much less housework. St Germaine argues that more than an hour a day is excessive. No doubt there are others who'd argue that even an hour a day is too much. We shall see how it goes.
Now that the weather is getting brighter it's easier to walk and I managed 40 minutes in Tardree forest at lunchtime. I am very happy with my current audiobook which is another Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge. How did I get to be over fifty and not read this before?
By the way, I still have another 30 minutes of housework to do, and an orange to eat.
*'Passing to and fro the Mayor beheld the unattractive exterior of Farfrae's erection...'
and earlier in the book the Mayor 'having shut the door... sat in his dining-room stiffly erect.'
As you do. The illustration shows Farfrae and Elizabeth Jane dancing under the erection