Amazon sent me an email apologising for the missing package and said they would contact Parcelnet and see what had happened. Very late this afternoon it was delivered i.e. thrown on the doorstep by someone who rang the bell and ran away. Coincidence? Now I wait to see whether they will refund my delivery charge.
Last week, eating out, I had Butternut Squash soup, which was very nice. So I decided to try to recreate it with the squash I rescued from the garden. This is how I did it. Fried a small onion very gently in olive oil. Stirred in a teaspoonful of curry paste. Added the de-rinded and cubed squash (what a gorgeous colour the flesh was) with a pint of chicken stock made from a cube and simmered until it was soft. Then liquidised it. Delicious, and very like what I had in the restaurant, which has just been named Dorset restaurant of the year by the local rag. Worth doing.