The mushroom spawn has got fuzzier but still no threads. I think it is just going mouldy.
Had a go at lighting my ghillie kettle that I got for Christmas Took me half an hour to get a fire going, but once it was away it only took five minutes for the whistle to go. (And two days before that collecting twigs and letting them dry!) A thermos might be easier but nowhere near as much fun.
Moved the onion seeds (Bedfordshire Champion) in their tray inside to a windowsill and the little folded up stalks appeared in a couple of days.
The sweet peas sown for the allotment shop are coming up nicely. Looks like a pretty high success rate so far. I thought they looked a bit leggy already but MGG says the tops get pinched out when they've got four leaves, so it doesn't matter too much.
Did I say about the peashoots? In December I bought a bag full of dried peas from the shop in the Grainger market, 10p per 100g, and planted a handful of them very densely in a 5 inch pot of compost. They came up in no time at all and I ended up with a forest of peashoots. They work well in stir fries, or mixed salad but not good by themselves unless you like the taste of marrowfat peas.