I discovered a couple of patches of very large fungi which I couldn't immediately identify. They were growing out of the base of one of my humanure compost bins, so no wonder they were so big, all those nutrients!
I came in as the light faded and at about 5 started cooking tea as Gill and the boys were due to be late in due to congestion in town. I made a rice dish... 2 onions and a leek in the wok, and some carrot cut into little sticks. When that was all soft, I added rice and boiling water, and when the rice was nearly cooked, a tin of kidney beans and some reclaimed cherry tomatoes. The family came in at 6. I served the food but the rice could have been cooked for another 5 minutes... it was long-grain brown rice which needs a good 25 minute boil... however, both children said they really liked it 'al dente' and I was pleased they ate it all up.
At 6.20 I got a phone call from David... whoops, I was supposed to have been at his place at 6, but I'd forgotten. I quickly bombed down to Scoop to collect my empty pear tray, and on to town where I got to David's at 6.45.
We went to City Screen where David met one of his old friends, Lotte's Mum, Janette, and I chatted to Janette's friend Sue. However, we didn't spend a long time there and we got back home at about 8, I got him his food and we worked out the November hours, and I got a cheque.
Due to the large numbers of people in town today, there were lots of aluminium cans to be collected... I think I should go and cash them in soon!