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Do you clean it first or just hang it up? Just curious why you would not clean and refrigerate asap?
With game, I hang it whole for about a week, but peoples taste varies, to bring the distinctive game flavour out, before butchering it.

If I recall, the chef, Clarissa Dickson-Wright used to hang them by their tail feathers, then when the bird fell down after the tail feathers pulled out, she said it was then ready.

There is plenty of guidance on the web, so timing is really personal preference and temperature dependant.
 

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With game, I hang it whole for about a week, but peoples taste varies, to bring the distinctive game flavour out, before butchering it.

If I recall, the chef, Clarissa Dickson-Wright used to hang them by their tail feathers, then when the bird fell down after the tail feathers pulled out, she said it was then ready.

There is plenty of guidance on the web, so timing is really personal preference and temperature dependant.
Now you just need to break out the glass.

 
End of the day…

Sunset Rainbow : Brassall Bikeway, Pine Mountain, Queensland

6.21 pm (sunset 6:39 pm)
Pine Mountain, Queensland

Sometimes it's worth glancing in the rearview mirror. As I rode down our local bikeway into the blinding setting sun, I glanced behind and saw this perfect double-rainbow. Turn around!

By then, the sun was casting long shadows from the trees but, in ways that Isaac Newton understood, the water droplets in the atmosphere splintered the rays into their component colours and sent them back from whence they came.

Without wasting time pondering the science of rainbows – Goethe (serious) and Keats (light-hearted) who recoiled from Newton's approach to natural phenomena would have been appreciative – I took my iPhone out of its handlebar mount, and clicked this image.
 
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6.21 pm (sunset 6:39 pm)
Pine Mountain, Queensland

Sometimes it's worth glancing in the rearview mirror. As I rode down our local bikeway into the blinding setting sun, I glanced behind and saw this perfect double-rainbow. Turn around!

By then, the sun was casting long shadows from the trees but, in ways that Isaac Newton understood, the water droplets in the atmosphere splintered the rays into their component colours and sent them back from whence they came.

Without wasting time pondering the science of rainbows – Goethe (serious) and Keats (light-hearted) who recoiled from Newton's approach to natural phenomena would have been appreciative – I took my iPhone out of its handlebar mount, and clicked this image.
PERFECT. WOW.
 
Visited the sister in law, she lives near a place called Melton Mowbry, which is famous for pies and near rhe town of Loughborough,, pronounced lufburra to confuse non native english speakers and australians who thinks its loogabarooga.

We went to hire some ebikes to ride around the nearbg Rutland reservoir, but they werent hiring, much to the wifes dissapointment as she wanted to try out this beauty .
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It was very windy , cold and rainy, but we also got a lovely rainbow.
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The lake has a rather oddly a church sticking out into the water, very nice and paid for by charity donations.
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The area is quite posh, lots of very old pubs all done up inside with pastel colours, avacado menus and range rovers outside...you get the picture.
All around a quaint villages with centre piece medieval churches and main streets that look like the shire.

I'll take my bike next time for a video of all the gorgeous middle england, middle class belt of listed country houses.
 
Visited the sister in law, she lives near a place called Melton Mowbry, which is famous for pies and near rhe town of Loughborough,, pronounced lufburra to confuse non native english speakers and australians who thinks its loogabarooga.

We went to hire some ebikes to ride around the nearbg Rutland reservoir, but they werent hiring, much to the wifes dissapointment as she wanted to try out this beauty .
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It was very windy , cold and rainy, but we also got a lovely rainbow.
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The lake has a rather oddly a church sticking out into the water, very nice and paid for by charity donations.
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The area is quite posh, lots of very old pubs all done up inside with pastel colours, avacado menus and range rovers outside...you get the picture.
All around a quaint villages with centre piece medieval churches and main streets that look like the shire.

I'll take my bike next time for a video of all the gorgeous middle england, middle class belt of listed country houses.
Speaking of very old pubs, I saw this morning that "Ye Olde Fighting Cocks" in St. Albans just closed after about 1,000 years as a pub. 😥 Hope they don't turn it into flats.
 
Visited the sister in law, she lives near a place called Melton Mowbry, which is famous for pies and near rhe town of Loughborough,, pronounced lufburra to confuse non native english speakers and australians who thinks its loogabarooga.

We went to hire some ebikes to ride around the nearbg Rutland reservoir, but they werent hiring, much to the wifes dissapointment as she wanted to try out this beauty .
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It was very windy , cold and rainy, but we also got a lovely rainbow.
View attachment 113691

The lake has a rather oddly a church sticking out into the water, very nice and paid for by charity donations.
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The area is quite posh, lots of very old pubs all done up inside with pastel colours, avacado menus and range rovers outside...you get the picture.
All around a quaint villages with centre piece medieval churches and main streets that look like the shire.

I'll take my bike next time for a video of all the gorgeous middle england, middle class belt of listed country houses.
We’ve cycled round Rutland Water a few times. Nice place for a ride. You should also try Grafham Water and Pitsford Water.

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Visited the sister in law, she lives near a place called Melton Mowbry, which is famous for pies and near rhe town of Loughborough,, pronounced lufburra to confuse non native english speakers and australians who thinks its loogabarooga.

We went to hire some ebikes to ride around the nearbg Rutland reservoir, but they werent hiring, much to the wifes dissapointment as she wanted to try out this beauty .
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It was very windy , cold and rainy, but we also got a lovely rainbow.


The lake has a rather oddly a church sticking out into the water, very nice and paid for by charity donations.


The area is quite posh, lots of very old pubs all done up inside with pastel colours, avacado menus and range rovers outside...you get the picture.
All around a quaint villages with centre piece medieval churches and main streets that look like the shire.

I'll take my bike next time for a video of all the gorgeous middle england, middle class belt of listed country houses.
How did you like the tandem? wife and I wanted one but at 8500.00 it was out of our price range.
 
Visited the sister in law, she lives near a place called Melton Mowbry, which is famous for pies and near rhe town of Loughborough,, pronounced lufburra to confuse non native english speakers and australians who thinks its loogabarooga.

We went to hire some ebikes to ride around the nearbg Rutland reservoir, but they werent hiring, much to the wifes dissapointment as she wanted to try out this beauty .
View attachment 113690


It was very windy , cold and rainy, but we also got a lovely rainbow.
View attachment 113691

The lake has a rather oddly a church sticking out into the water, very nice and paid for by charity donations.
View attachment 113692

The area is quite posh, lots of very old pubs all done up inside with pastel colours, avacado menus and range rovers outside...you get the picture.
All around a quaint villages with centre piece medieval churches and main streets that look like the shire.

I'll take my bike next time for a video of all the gorgeous middle england, middle class belt of listed country houses.
Stilton cheese?
 
English names are so confusing... I've just learnt you pronounce Shoreditch as "should it" :D
Have a go at these:

Puyallup, Washington​

Pysht, Washington

And why Costco's brand is Kirkland instead of Issaquah.

"We are happy to call Washington state our home. Visit our corporate offices at:

999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027
"
 
Have a go at these:

Puyallup, Washington​

Pysht, Washington

And why Costco's brand is Kirkland instead of Issaquah.

"We are happy to call Washington state our home. Visit our corporate offices at:

999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027"
Just learned from "Rush Hour" movies (Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker) how you pronounce "y'all" and "Reign". Don't ask too much :D
 
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Our weather has been truly awful, mainly very strong winds and rain sleet and snow! The forecast was pretty similar today but I was keeping an eye on the sky and saw an opportunity to get out, the winds were around 35mph and there were dark clouds all around! I decided to chance it, worst case scenario was I would get soaked but it was a chance I was prepared to take! I couldn't believe my luck, I didn't even get a single drop of rain! :D

The wind was gusting over 40mph at times but having a heavy e bike sure helps, I had an awesome ride thankfully! Lots of ups and downs and twists and turns, just the way I like it! I decided to chance this road which is around 950ft up and can be pretty blowy but its such a great road to ride!

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Then I headed up this hill which is around 850ft, the crosswinds were pretty bad up here but its well protected by the trees once you start the descent!

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The dark clouds were gathering in the distance but it was my day today, sometimes we just get lucky! I was really surprised to get quite a bit of sun which sure helped reduce that windchill from those gusty winds!

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Friday is looking hopeful but the weekend is going to be another stormy affair, any chance I get I will be out there! I was surprised I managed to grab so many photos today as my time was pretty limited!
 

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