If ever my slow cooker breaks down, I will definitely replace it faster than I have got my act together with the main oven, which is still a work-in-progress! The slow cooker has worked its magic on some stewing beef, some onion, carrot and swede, and over about 10 hours, has produced the most delicious casserole tonight, just right for us coming home from gym tired and hungry! All I had to do was steam some veg, which was quick and easy, and voila, supper was on the plates. And then it wasn't, because we had eaten it smartish. Long live slow cookers! No photo, either, as we didn't waste time once the food hit the plates.
The FH got up and pottered yesterday, and then found that he was suffering for it this morning, so has remained in bed today. That's about usual - one day up, one week in bed....
He has exhausted my charity shop supply of jigsaws this week, so I have brought some home from the chapel this morning. Two of them he had already done, so they are going back on Sunday, but three of them looked sufficiently interesting to him that he would keep them and try them out. I shall have to have another charity shop trawl and a poke around the library in the town this week to see if I can find him a few more. A 500 piece one might get done in one or two days, but a 1000 piece one can keep him going for up to a week if it challenges him enough. Cheap hobbies are the best, and this one definitely doesn't break the bank. He didn't feel well enough to go out to the lunch club on Wednesday so that is £4.50 to add to the jigsaw fund.
So looking forward to a bit of a break from routine over the next two weeks whilst the girls are off school. The EFG's exams are looming so I know she will have her head in the books for most of the time, but I do hope to take them out once or twice for a change and some fresh air and sunshine - so please shine, sun!
Hope you all have a great weekend xx
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