Fortunately we had no repeat of the smoke alarm going off last night. Yesterday’s supermarket trip had been too late in the day to get any bread I liked the look of, so first thing this morning I set about making some. This was my first use of the mixing bowl.
It was definitely easier than using one of the pans! I think I prefer the feel of the ceramic bowl, but the plastic one probably has the advantage of insulating the dough and so helping it rise. While it was rising I got on with some more work on the cupboard. I spent some time making small adjustments to what was already there, but then set about creating some shelves for the side.
The rolls were ready in time for lunch – more than half of them got eaten before they had cooled.
I did some more woodwork but stopped at a suitable point to go for a walk with Clare. While we were out we also popped in to the marina office to book in for another few days, and to buy another electricity card – we have used all of the £5 we bought on arrival, and most of what was still on the meter when we moored. It looks likely we’ll be here a few more days at least.
After the walk I finished this phase of the shelf building. I like to leave things in a reasonable state at the end of the day – we’re never very sure what tomorrow will bring.