Today looked like being the last day we could do any shopping. De Parade, our preferred restaurant has already closed for the holiday season, so we thought we had better be prepared to have our own Christmas food, just in case other restaurants are closed on Christmas Day as well. It meant a visit to Tesco which is a large supermarket located at bit out of the village.

We set off in the car without using the TomTom app on my iPad and after a while realised that we had missed a vital turning. Just as we were thinking of finding a spot to stop and set up navigation when we saw a Tesco on the other side of a roundabout. Well, what luck. It wasn’t the one we had planned to go to, but no problems – it offered pretty much the same stuff and a little Chinese restaurant where we had lunch. No English or Chinese language spoken (apart from dialect which we wouldn’t have a hope of understanding), but we could order by numbered pictures. As well, we were given a tiny bottle of Chinese wine. Stephen is not allowed alcohol, so it will be might treat at tea time.

I did the shopping whilst Stephen sat in the restaurant. It took quite some time to find everything we wanted. I bought printer cartridges for the printer in our apartment as it said it wanted a new black cartridge before it would print. But, I have spare colour cartridges as well because I wanted to try printing out some of my photos. I forgot to lighten them for printing, so a couple are really too dark, but I still like them.

There were a few stalls in the carpark selling live carp (of course), Christmas trees and local meat and bread. A couple of stall holders had their caravans or camper vans on site as well, this appears to be a normal thing – and must certainly add to the overall comfort in cold weather.

We have sat around for the rest of the afternoon not doing very much. Stephen still doesn’t feel very well and I just feel very tired indeed, probably from spending a few days at the hospital with Stephen.

We have two concerts booked straight after Christmas and Stephen hopes to be well enough to go.

The photo is from our walk across the bridge to Stara Boleslav on Saturday, before Stephen had the seizure.


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