I saw a police van at one of our neighbours house this morning and wondered what had happened. About an hour later there was a knock at the door and a police woman was stood there. Apparently our neighbour had been burgled through the night whilst they and their children slept. They had also taken both their cars too! She asked if I had heard anything or seen anyone around lately that looked unusual. I heard nothing and hadn't seen anything unusual over the last few days. She did advise us to make sure we took our keys to bed with us each night. So as of today I am going to leave a container on our stairs into which we shall put phones, purses and keys and the last person upstairs shall bring the container.
I know we are told to never leave our keys downstairs but you never think it's going to happen to you. With this happening so close to home it makes it all so real and you realise it can happen to anyone. So please start this little habit if you don't already do so.
Today I made a large pot of mince and onion in the slow cooker. To bulk it out I added a handful of lentils and a large grated carrot with plenty of chicken stock that I had in the fridge. I made a pie with some of the mince mixture which we ate for tea tonight. I had enough scraps of pastry to make a mini quiche case to pop in the freezer too.
I have a large amount left to have with jacket potatoes another day. If any's left I'll freeze this to use in some other dish another time. Off to eat my tea now : )