I got brave and made my attempt at dal tonight, which was actually a success (I have loads of split peas and lentils as a result of our Indian friends leaving the island) Mind you squid tentacles, abalone, and rice with veggies probably isn't quite usual. We also had an orange salad (slices of orange with dates and mint). Alana - James's fiance, is having a baptism by fire into strange Freer food. They appear to be a quite conventional diet family, and we are, well... omnivorous.
Have dug the last of the holes for the wood-shed, and cut all the grass, and brought the good ship Zoo's trailer down to work on.
Much of this is displacement activity, but it does make me feel better, and helps the waiting.