It's been a very busy morning. One that did not go exactly to plan. The plan was flawless and fool proof. An early walk into Leeds to visit Millies to choose the last of the Christmas cheeses. Then to the Blood Donor Centre on The Headrow, as their doors opened, to give them my festive pint of A-. Finally to Cornucopia, an independent food fair in The Corn Exchange, to hand deliver a gift to the organisers. This would see me back home by 10:30 and leave me with plenty of time to pack for the holidays and pop for petrol before having a nice lunch and going to work.
No plan is fool proof. Millies was awash with cheese and it probably took me too long to decide what to buy. By the time I had left it was already 9:30, Blood Bank opening time, and by the time I had got there the next available slot wasn't until 10:45. Giving blood is important to me and today was my only chance to donate before the new year so I booked myself in and went for a coffee.