Now, that is just the sort of meal you need simmering away in the crock pot on a cold wet Saturday spent at home. The beef was started bright and early this morning, with carrots, parsnips, onions and the all important cabbage to be added later in the day. Served with potatoes and mustard sauce dribbled over the corned beef it really will be a comfort meal on a cold day with a definite English flavour. Perhaps with a steamed pudding for dessert? The inside chores have been quickly attended too, and it is much too wet to do anything outside, so Robin has already staked his claim. “There is rugby on the telly today”, he told me, so no doubt he will be well settled in front of the TV this afternoon. Guess I’ll be busy in the kitchen mixing up that steamed pudding.