We had a trial chocolate dipping (we're going to do this at the fair on the 23rd) and I hope this is not too avante garde for the island. My word it is rich. I dug out the pastis this evening, and we had spiny lobster claws and legs and cold milky-coloured anise scented drinks for an evening sun-downer, before our tea, which was rather nice, if quite decadent for us. It's the heat. It's addling my brain. I'm still coughing a bit so my normal cure for hot - cold water - was not applied. I did some weeding, and some pipe repairs, and did not do the other important stuff that needs doing - more dehydrating and more cooking tomato. Work puttered slowly -re-reading Heirs books in the heat, swearing at the terrible proofing in the last one (needed doing while I was in Zimbabwe - I asked the rest of them to do it. I regret that, but I am sick of doing almost all the work for less than 1/4 of the money. I will not be doing any more books under those terms.) Anyway, tomorrow we do the chocolate for the rest of the folk involved in the stall as a further trial.
I need to shoot some wallaby for dog tucker, but the heat is a problem.