Winter all relative .It will get to 18c here today.
It was good soup. Lunch today as I bash away at pre trip tasks,mow lawn, finish some painting curse my lack of organisation ,the usual.
We leave in a week. I haven't done a long haul flight since 2008,only Hong Kong & New Zealand in 2012.
One of the reasons I started smoking was the ham hocks of my youth don't exist anymore. The big company stuff is crap,funny colour for starters.
Soups like that are all around the world ,meat to bean/pea ratio depends on how hard times were. I sometimes grate a bit of cheese on mine my family did that.
My late mother was from Orillia Ontario she made great soups.She also understood cold weather.
France will improve before game 2 . Its an important thing for world rugby that teams play a series abroad,England currently in New Zealand. But nothing is more important to Aussies than playing New Zealand in August ,nothing.