We planned to go into Bishop’s Stortford quite early as we wanted to have coffee and cake in Café Thyme, before I hosted a Mena Christmas lunch in Zizzi. The trains are one an hour on Saturday and we went to catch the 0943 hours, it was delayed and then cancelled as was the next one, so we went in the car. The traffic was not too bad and we managed to park easily. We visited Café Thyme and then did some shopping before meeting our friends in Zizzi. My husband has posted a picture of the group; it is also his 2500th consecutive blip. It was fortunate that we did not catch the 0843 hours train, which was running, as the trains were not running most of the day.
Once home our family visited, bringing cards and birthday presents for me. All the things I had put on my Amazon wish list, thinking I would get them for Christmas; I also received some excellent presents, which were not on my list, including a beautiful glass tea pot and special teas.
It was bitterly cold during the morning and then about 1400 hours it rained and continued to do so all afternoon and evening.