It would appear that peeling and slicing pears has something in common for me with digging up rocks in the garden: I have another migraine. I don't remember ever having two migraines in two days before. So much for that career as a pastry chef that I was thinking about.
I'm ploughing ahead though. I hope I don't screw up the ginger pear marmalade. Especially since I've never done this before, it's completely unfamiliar and it's really hard to read instructions with a migraine. I've been peeling and slicing for hours. If I wreck it...well bummer.