Well, I always seem to plan too many jobs for the day. I had intended to make my fruit cake, the trifle, roast a chicken and some beetroot, potatoes and kumara in the morning as we had appointments in town in the afternoon.
The cake (cooked in a loaf tin) is basically a boiled fruit cake and I got all the fruit ready, sultanas, raisins, chopped cherries, chopped apricots, boiled with butter, sugar and water with a little brandy. This all took longer than I had expected and it was time to get the "chook"(chicken) ready for the oven, pull and prepare half a dozen beetroot, some spuds and kumara and roast it all. I must have done some other things as well, I usually do. The beetroot leaves were cooked with some fresh beans for a vegetable and I did not have time to do any more with cake.
We had lunch, and headed to town. It was 26° again and when we got home we had a cuppa with a piece of sultana cake and put our feet up to read for an hour. Then it was time to water as, although it looked like rain and rain was forecast we didn't want to rely on it and things are so dry that a double dose will not hurt.
We were just finishing when it started to rain, nice and steady and, hopefully, it will go on for a couple more hours.
Some good news was that Jean's beans have started to flower, an unusual cream/white flower.
So, tomorrow, I will have to get the fruit cake mixed and baked and prepare the trifle. That doesn't sound a lot to do does it - we will see what else eventuates.