Friday and part of the grid
Just to put the icing on the cake the car started to play up and Mike had to shoot over to Landrover and get it fixed. The linkage from the gear lever was in need of replacing but it only took about an hour to do so not too bad. While he was there he replaced the wiper blades - now this will make you cough - 3 wiper blades cost £60. They kindly fitted them for free!!!!!!and gave me a bunch of flowers and Mike was treated to coffee and doughnuts while he waited. I think we would have been happy without the extras for a reduction in the price.
For lunch I made us some kedgeree which was a nice change and as I had made rather too much rice the dogs were pleased with my efforts also. By the time it came to supper neither of us was hungry so we had a sausage and onion sandwich each. Today I have two rabbits to make into pies which will keep me out of mischief. They have been soaking in brine over night and the pastry is already made and in the freezer so that will cut down on the work. The first job will be to dismantle the rabbits and make some stock with the bones and off cuts. Then it is on with the filling which requires the stock and must be quite cold before adding to the pastry cases. I make them in those tinfoil containers with cardboard lids which means they can go straight into the oven when we want them. They only take about 30 minutes for the pastry to brown as the filling is already cooked so very handy to have as a standby.
And on that happy note I am off to be a "bunny boiler"........