Hello there – this is Jack …Zack says ‘hi’ too.. but it sounds a bit mooo like…I cannot hear him too well as he is turned away from me, and is staring at what he says is a ‘two-seater’ toilet! He’s got it wrong of course – it is actually an early slow cooker and is in the kitchen section of the museum – but Zack isn’t very bright…and he doesn’t listen. I heard one of the guides telling a visitor that some time ago the kitchens got very hot in summer especially with a large stove needed for cooking.  So women would heat iron discs and put them inside the thing you see in the picture; this was made so the heat could not escape. They placed what had to be cooked on top of the disc then closed the lid. The food would cook slowly and the hot stove was not needed. So it was an early slow cooker  – I think it was rather clever. Now I am looking at…..but that can wait until next time, because it involves a dog! We don’t like dogs much because they nip at our hooves…..I shall close my eyes and perhaps it will go away.