A bit out of things for the last 2 days. A very old (and very elderly) friend was coming for a brief visit to Stornoway with his daughter and granddaughter, so we were arranging an actual face to face meet-up for yesterday. Also coming along was one of our other friends who had his 69th birthday yesterday - last time they met was when he was a young, newly wed) so I was asked to make a birthday cake - first actual celebration cake I've made in about 2 years! Don't know why the whole thing made me so tired, but it did - even with Neil driving me there and back, I was shattered and still am. I didn't have any of the cake so I hope it was OK. Yesterday I had bacon and eggs for breakfast, and the same today. Yesterday I had a small bowl of some very nice soup, made by another friend for us all to share. Couldn't get the name of it but it was a Persian soup made with dried beans and lots of herbs and spices. I've asked for the recipe and will try to replicate it myself - one small bowl shouldn't be too much carbohydrate. Came home with half a dozen tea bags of Yogi tea which was pressed on me when I commented how much I enjoy cardamom tea. Today I will be making a kind of meat and vegetable hash with the bits and pieces of left-over meat in the fridge. The main veg will be butternut squash but I have no carrots - there were none to be had when Neil went shopping yesterday. I do have quite a lot of green things though, so it should be OK. Actually, I also have some pulp left from making the tomato soup, which I was loath to throw out, so that might find its way into the hash as well. That's where the last of my carrots went.