Today is the Feast of the Epiphany.
I popped down to Coles to buy a few things and ... there are hot crossed buns for sale. I suppose that there is no season for eating buns but it is only 6th January and it is far too early to be crossing them.
I have been playing with my MS Surface. They do have some good games and I can now turn it on and off. Off was the problem and not as simple as the other versions of Windows. I can't see myself using the tablet as a proper computer but it is early days yet.
I decided on cold cucumber soup as a first course for lunch tomorrow as the weather is hot, still and humid. I found a nice easy recipe on the web but it seemed far too bland so I threw in the juice of a lemon. It really needs chilli but we are having a chicken tagine for the main course and one can overdo the chilli. I'll let it sit for the minimum four hours which the recipe recommends and then try a dash of sherry if it needs a little something extra.
I have been reading up on Great, Great Uncle Charles and discovered that he spent some of his ill-gotten gains on shares in a mine at Balhannah (Where "the Martin Block" was located) called The Bird in Hand Goldmine. Therefore it was a coincidence when I popped down to the grog shop for some rosé and found a pink wine called "The Bird in Hand". Of course I had to buy it and will serve it tomorrow so I hope that it is not too awful. I hadn't realised that there was now a winery at Woodside. The area is on the edge of the Barossa Valley, of course, but it was mostly apples in my day.