An ulterior motive for yesterday’s decision to tidy the utility room was to to be able to get the breadmaker out again! It’d been festering in the utility room for a couple of years and last year I’d bought some flour at the watermill on the Isle of Wight and I wanted to make some bread with it! I’d checked I had all of the ingredients and the only thing I was missing was milk powder which I bought last night when I had to go to Aldi to buy a few bits. So just before cooking breakfast this morning I set the breadmaker going.
As it was difficult yesterday for both of us to fit into the utility room I sorted some of the crap out in the kitchen! Again an ulterior motive was that i wanted to use my espresso maker again. It too had been sitting unused in a corner almost since we moved in so I cleared all the crap off it and gave it a good clean. I’d also got some coffee at Aldi yesterday so I made myself coffee to go with the sausage and egg rolls that we had for breakfast!
The bread turned out ok – which was lucky considering I’d forgotten to put the sugar in it! I think I may have put a bit too much salt in as well but I’ll make some more and try and get it right this time!
Another good thing today was that I had a nother good with my open razor and this time I managed to get it right and managed to shave both of my cheeks without cutting myself. I decided to quit while I was a head and shaved my neck using my old razor – think I’ll get a little more practise with it before attempting the tricky bits! I trimmed my beard and moustache as well. I felt I needed to take a small step back to move forward. I still think I’ll lose the bits either side of the long bit of my beard – but I’ll do it just before we go on holiday so that I’ve got time to get used to it before I have to go back to work!
I also managed to get a chance to listen to the new vinyl LPs I bought which all seem to be in good condition considering they are all over 30 years old! A few crackles here and there but nothing too drastic.
The weather is a bit odd today – we went down to the high street and to Aldi and when we got out of the car it started hail-stoning which was a bit bad as I was wearing shorts!