Yesterday the car went in after several mishaps/misunderstandings that meant that it couldn't go in last week as expected. It's all done and dusted now - MOT, service and road tax are all up to date, thank goodness. I was a bit concerned that a problem might prove ridiculously expensive, but it didn't, it was a lot less than last year and, if I was doing one of these 'Today I am glad . . .' posts, one would be 'Today I am glad that I have enough savings to cover the cost .' or even 'Today I am glad I don't have to start looking for another car.'
The garage is close to Beth's so I spent the day there. We went out for lunch, me, Beth and Alex. At first we tried Lathcoat's coffee shop but it was closed so we ended up in the Writtle Road nursery and had a delicious meal.
i was glad we went over to Lathcoat's though, because I had run out of yeast. I hate running out of a basic like that (basic to me, that is). I know Lakeland has large packs of dried yeast (I refuse to buy those sachets, they are ridiculously expensive) but that means a trip to town and parking to be paid. Morrison's didn't have any. But the farm shop did - so I bought three packs with a nice long shelf life which should keep me going for a while to come.
Now I can try the garden mint and courgette bread recipe I found the other day!
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Just as an afterthought - how can Lakeland sell the packs of dried yeast at £1.25, Lathcoats at £1.35 but somewhere like Amazon charges over £3.00 plus postage?