It's past five o'clock and it's still not completely dark. The days are certainly starting to get longer again now, which is brilliant. We're a month, more or less, past the shortest day. It's nearly February, a shorter month. The snowdrops are out in the garden. All encouraging!
While the ham was vacucooking in the slow cooker I also slipped in some vacupacked lamb leg steaks for DG and me. Mmmmmmmmmmm. Definitely these will be done again in the same way. I just made a gravy with the juice that came out, and it was extremely tasty.
Before lunch I managed to get out for a silver loo seat hunt. I first tried at Tesco homestore as the web site said it did them, but no luck. However, Tesco did have some memory foam pillows, proper ones, not a shaped slab that is way too small for the pillow case. Now I've slept well with the topper and the 'slab' so I felt justified in paying rather more than I would usually pay for a pillow. Fingers crossed. So then it was further on to Argos where I had no trouble getting what I was looking for. At home I read the instructions with some trepidation - last time I had to ask DS to do the necessary as I couldn't understand what it was telling me to do but this time there were diagrams and words and it was as clear as a bell (and easy too). And it looks good! I had great delight in chucking the old one in the bin.
And finally I had eggs and lemons to use up so, of course, what else but lemon curd the microwave way. I now have two pots of lemon lusciousness, one for a friend who barters with me for eggs that her hens lay and the other for DD and DG who rather love my lemon curd.
A most satisfactory day! I like weekends.