What a fantastic day. I can't think of a better way in Leeds, to tire out a toddler, than a trip to Tropical World. Highlights were; the Meerkats (of course), the huge fish from the Amazon, and the Tree Shrews.
A sleeping toddler was the order of the afternoon, which left me plenty of time to crack on with making a bolognese sauce for tonight's lasagne. Purists will tell you the exact sauce for lasagne and every house will have its own twist. No matter what you add to your beef and tomato sauce the most important ingredient is time. A slowly cooked sauce will have a more rounded flavour and better consistency.
The sauce is layered up with sheets of pasta and white sauce (thanks again to Z) and finished with grated cheese. I prefer a strong cheddar, it melts better than parmesan and gives a nice topping.