We tend not to do much on Saturdays. Usually, I get the food shop done on Friday, and L doesn't have to go to work and J doesn't have to go to school, so we sit about in our pjs most of the morning.
Yesterday was a bit different. We did take our time getting up, but then I did the first racking of the plum wine: had about 2anarf gallons in 3 demijohns, syphoned it into 2 demijohns and a big rum bottle. A bit of the yeast came with it but that'll settle out. Getting the syphon started means getting some of it in your mouth, of course. Could taste the yeast, but attempting to subtract that from my impression: it doesn't taste bad, perhaps a little sharp. If it doesn't mellow as it ages there are ways to fix that.
Then we went off to try to find L some trousers for work. This involved a very slow traverse of the NW corner of the 60 as a couple of roads have been closed for repair work so everybody was finding other ways round. Got home in time to build an insulated catflap cover out of scrap expanded polystyrene and then watch the ?second? D&D movie with tea.
Then I had another ridiculous freeroll to play, which I did while peeling 2kg of apples and watching tv. The apples were for L's plum&apple jam. I came 20th of 1251, winning a ticket to a $2 tournament. If I'd gone out 21st, I'd have had 80 real cents and entry to a $1 tournament, which frankly I'd have preferred, I think. 195 minutes of life gone, there.
Very late on, I decided to progress the elderberry wine. I'd been rather worried about this - hadn't seen any bubbling in the airlock at all. OTOH, the recipe didn't have the sugar added until the 4th day, so I thought I'd do the sugar bit and see what happened, maybe adding new yeast if nowt did. Bubbling madly now, it is, and a gorgeous colour. Huzzah.
Today, of course, there's a lot of washing up to do, of the detritus from the jam making and wine operations - the dishwasher was filled with the standard day's stuff for its evening run yesterday. Kitchen is a tad untidy right now. And there's still the chutney to do.