The morning was spent doing updates on Dolls Houses Past and Present.
I started boiling the plum and sugar mixture I made last night at 10:30 am. "25 minutes" Stephanie Alexander said. There was an added, hand written, notation "Timing seems out - more like 1 1/2 hrs to reach setting time"
I had a couple of visitors. Did a couple of loads of washing.
Tested the setting point every half hour.
By 1:30pm, I was out of time. There was a movie I wanted to see at The National Gallery at 2pm. So the plum mixture went into the waiting jars and I headed to the car.
I returned home to 10 jars of plum.... something. Could be jam. Might be sauce. Likely to taste fine either way.
Now I just need to work out what to do with the other half of the bucket of plums sitting on my kitchen floor. And how to clean my very sticky kitchen.
The lawns? I think they'll wait another day...