Ireland day 0773. Friday 10 November 2023- Cooking and Contracting *

Ireland day 0773. Friday 10 November 2023- Cooking and Contracting
Today’s summary Val was at work and I spent the morning in the flat sorting out some contractual details for the consultancy work I’m hoping to do.   In the early afternoon I made a lamb casserole then went on a short walk.  Spent the evening until Val got back from Wonderlights watching videos about energy companies
Today’s weather Bright and dry.   Light westerly wind.  Appx 10c
Today’s overview location
(The green mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The orange line shows where I walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Autumnal evening loop round the demesne

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment, in the cooking department.   After having made chicken casserole and beef casserole recently, I thought I’d go for a hat trick and make lamb casserole tonight.   So the early part of the afternoon was spent boiling up a vast pot of vegetables and diced lamb, which is now slowly cooking away in the oven.   The idea is to freeze the casseroles in small quantities, so we have ready meals to turn to when we are rushing about over the next few weeks.

But I didn’t start cooking until I had first spent the morning dealing with a mountain of contractual paperwork related to the piece of consultancy work I’m hoping to start shortly.  A bit tedious, but I’m an expert at this sort of thing, after having spent so much of the last two years dealing with tax, so it didn’t take too long.

Once that was despatched and I’d done the cooking, I got some lunch then headed out for a short walk.   It’s getting dark really early at the moment, so I only had time to fit in a quick trot (not literally – my hips don’t allow it) around the demesne as the evening closed in and the light faded.   It was good to be out in the fresh air again – it’s my natural habitat I think – and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

My path briefly crossed with Val as she dashed back to the flat after working at the museum and before starting at Wonderlights.   She dashed out again after a quick cup of tea.  I’m spending the evening making dinner for us for tonight and also some sandwiches for tomorrow lunch.   Now I’m going to settle back to watch some videos about energy companies.   It promises to be a fascinating night’s viewing.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

I like the way the perimeter path winds away into teh distance Setting sun over the airport (on the far horizon, over the playing fields)
Looking up towards the castle and of course noticing the publicity for “Wonderlights”.   Val’s working there tonight Still a few cheery plants in flower in the remains of the wild flower beds
Looking up – a golden roof If you look carefully here, I think you can see some slightly broader leaves of spring bulbs just making their way to the surface.   These are in the big colourful flowerbed by the castle entrance, which made such a dramatic splash of colour earlier in the spring
Val a beacon of colour in the autumnal gloom!
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 5149 m
Max elevation: 30 m
Min elevation: 9 m
Total climbing: 74 m
Total descent: -75 m
Total time: 01:02:46
Download file: Autumnal loop compressed corrected.gpx

You can read earlier and later days’ blogs below

Previous day’s blog
Next day’s blog
Ireland home page

 Save as PDF