so my housemates are away on holiday for a week or two, and I've got the place to myself. what am I doing, I hear you ask?
yes, you heard me. I'm desperately trying to master baking bread in a loaf tin. after some time with the bread maker, I got pretty good at it. sadly yesterday, I blew it up. it exploded while it was trying to make me a wholemeal loaf for breakfast. it soldiered on through the whole program, but the end result is now in the bin. rip bread maker :( also, we don't have a bread maker like that on board.
so, today I tried to make dough and then turn that into bread. it's clearly magic. black magic. I've watched videos online, I've read bread making for dummies...I just need to get a job lot of cheap flour to master the dough first I think...
however, I have made veggie bolognese and homemade apple crumble. I am about to make a dairy-free banana and walnut loaf, and some almond milk. it's like domestic bliss over here in the middle east today. and tomorrow I am making the lovely clíona (one of my pr team from work) a veggie thai red curry with tofu. and there is still some crumble left :)
soya custard by the way, needs sugar. that is all I am saying...
on the pr front by the way, last week I was interviewed for the muscat daily and Y magazine. I will post links when the articles go out :) kate from Y magazine couldn't quite believe that I hadn't really publicised myself or the race - she spent a lot of the interview (almost two hours!) with her head in her hands - and is passing on her information to a mate of hers who works on a paper in glasgow.
training wise, I am doing 3 crossfit sessions in a row this week. ben reckons this is good for conditioning. I reckon it's good for not getting a lie-in... I am also back to swimfit at the intercon on a sunday night. I used to go to this every week if there wasn't a show on, then sarah left and I stopped. ben doesn't think swimming is training - presumably because I don't have to swim with a concrete ball - but I am going anyway. the al-fahal island swim is in two months and I've not trained for it. again.
and I need to get back to running. it's the last winter series next week and I'd really like to not be last!
two and a half months to go, then I'm home!!! then I need to start thinking about the last bits'n'bobs of stuff I need to organise to be able to sail round the world for a year :D
is it may yet..?