1. A surprisingly good lunch brought to us by an offer at the weekend, yesterday’s bread and the store cupboard.

2. Yesterday’s attempt didn’t match what I had in mind but today’s is far closer to the image in my mind’s eye. I’m taking the victories where I can get them this week.

3. I’m barred from the kitchen until John presents his secret culinary efforts for our dinner: lamb chops with creamy parsnips – delicious :)