However I am not going to let this pesky tape discourage me, as the rest of the day went well.
Breakfast was tea, toast, butter and jam. I took my own teabags to work. Two of my colleagues celebrated birthdays and I gave them recycled cards instead of buying new ones, which invariably come in a clear plastic envelope. I declined a chocolate from a plastic tray lined box and settled for a piece of cheesecake (well ... actually ... two pieces!) in a cardboard box. Dinner was the aforementioned cottage pie, with beetroot salad, followed by grapes.
It was surprisingly easy really.