As promised, I’ve had my first jab, thereby giving pubs permission to open their wine gardens in 4 weeks time.#
Having booked Wakefield as it was 3 weeks quicker than Sheffield, Mrs RM was delighted to find she could combine my vaccination with a collection from Birstall IKEA. Sadly, that meant less time to explore Wakefield itself, once Mrs RM had found a comfort break and beetroot wrap and complained about the weather.
The vaccinations take place at Spectrum Health’s shiny building, just south of town on the banks of the Calder.
You get to park for free in The Hepworth Art Gallery car park, and can then wander aimlessly while you wonder where the actual jabbing gets done.
Thankfully not on the boats.
And not administered with needles like the ones in the garden.
Quite a few folk heading back to the cars looked a little queasy, but then it is Wakefield.
Having turned up half an hour ahead of the booking, Mrs RM told me off for not seeing if I could nip in early. Which I did. And I could.
I was in and out in 5 minutes, and I never felt the needle. The last time I had a jab I got a lollipop; there’s my recommendation to improve their service.
No after-effects, so I drove straight back. Mrs RM took a nice picture of me with my best frown.
“You’ll be wanting a beer now !” said Mrs RM.
Beer ? Ugh. I’ll just have a glass of milk, please.