On the left....with the paddle....on the right..without - same ingredients, same settings on bread machine. It would seem the paddle is very necessary, when it comes to making an edible loaf.
Hope that was useful :-)
On a less disastrous note, good use has been made of the freebie Abel & Cole veg box, with a most delicious coleslaw using veg box carrots, leftover veg box cabbage and spring onions - yum!
With no crafty doings to show you, I thought I'd share our Saturday walk.
When the babies were small we would be up and out, bright and early, every Saturday morning for a good long walk - each of us carrying a baby in a backpack. I was very much fitter and thinner then!
Somehow, we got out of this habit once the children started school.
Moogsdad decided to remedy this on Saturday, by selecting a gentle 6 1/2 mile walk in a part of Hampshire we had never explored - using our trusty walking guide.
The start was very promising. Even if it did take us 40 minutes to find it - thanks to the wrong road name being given in said 'trusty' walking guide!
It took us very little time to realise the guide was somewhat out of date - for this walk at least.
A great deal of lovely woodland management work had evidently taken place - resulting in every single footpath mentioned in the guidebook being moved to goodness knows where!
The maps and text in the guide bore no relation, whatsoever, to what was 'happening on the ground'.
We valiantly persevered - over stiles.
Through ear-deep swathes of flora.
With Moogsdad stopping frequently to frown and check his bearings.
Until, finally, we managed to find something that was in the guidebook!
The remains of Odiham Castle.....
....and the beautiful, incredibly clear-watered Basingstoke canal.....
...that someone was most happy to take full advantage of :-)