I then put a small piece of boned lamb shoulder on to slow roast with a heap of vegetables. We have so little meat with our meals but the lamb does give flavour to the gravy and the vegetables. Once it was in the oven we went on two separate walks. Doug did the short, slow walk with Sophie while I had our usual fast walk, we met up on the way home - the walks were only about 15 minutes.
I had just made a cup of tea and was about to cook some Pikelets when a car turned into our drive and it was Doug's nephew and his wife from the Far North. As Max and I lived up there for 40 odd years I knew him before I met Doug.
They were taking her car into the garage down here but stayed for about 3/4 hour and we had a good catch up and put the world to rights.
As they were leaving it looked like rain so I got the almost dry washing in and will air it in the dryer.
The meat and vegetables were now cooked so I removed the meat and put the vegetables back in the oven on a high heat to brown while I cooked some cabbage and made gravy. We enjoyed a meal of 9/10th vegetables with perhaps 1/10th meat - actually just the vegetables would have been fine but, as I say, the meat gives it a nice flavour and protein (sorry vegetarians).
Since then I have been catching up on computer work (paying bills, emails etc.) It is now almost 3 p.m. and time to have a go at the crossword.