Despite shielding, the fear of contracting this dreadful disease was playing on my mind.
After a few hiccups with the text and internet booking part of the system, I finally received my letter.
I booked an appointment for 3:15pm which meant that I had to tape the rugby! But such was the efficiency of the wonderfully accommodating staff at the Derby arena, I need not have worried, as I was back home before it started.
There was no waiting, there were no crowds. It felt like a coffee morning with good friends. A nice chat, a fab vibe, a jab and off I went to the waiting area knowing that my second jab for 3 months was already booked in.
6 hours later I started to feel a little headachy, chills came over me and I became the 1 in 10 that can suffer the odd side effect. Better that than the worst case scenario. I would have worried more had I not known this could happen. 24 hours later and I’m back with a spring in my step, a hearty ho ho and looking forward to the days and weeks ahead.
I feel like wrapping my arms around everybody and jumping for joy like we did when we used to sing ‘Come on Eileen’ in a club!