Good morning, everyone, and welcome to a very cold and snowy Tuesday morning. We had more snow; in fact, it didn't stop all day and through the evening until I went to bed although the daytime snow was very light. There's another weather warning out but it's for north Essex and won't spread as far as down here, I expect. It's still snowing but the equivalent of very light drizzle, nothing more.
As expected, Amazon did provide a replacement for the smashed bowl although I had to use my measuring jug and the other bowl to check what litre size I wanted. I was delighted to see that I could get a set of two with lids so I did. That'll save on the cling film.
They should be arriving today, all being well.
The hexagons are nearly done, I think. I'm on the last set of five and there's a pile in the ironing board waiting to be pinned and steam pressed, a most tedious activity but essential if I want them all more or less the same shape. Then I lay them all out and see what arrangement will work best before starting to crochet them together. I also need to knit the part hexagons for the edges. Another week or so should do it.
I followed Veronica's advice when attempting another loaf, reducing the water to around 71/72% hydration and that made a more substantial feeling dough which has, nonetheless, risen nicely overnight and which I will bake mid morning, remembering to give it longer than I think it needs. Underbaked bread is not nice!
The washing also got done and is now dry so ironing is definitely on today's list, as is all the usual stuff. In the afternoon it's the weekly chat with Dad. He's very sad right now; one of his lovely neighbours passed away last night, not from Covid-19 though. She had cancer, it was only diagnosed just before Christmas, I think, and now she is gone. She and Dad (and Mum too) were great friends ever since they became neighbours and I liked her very much indeed. However, as they say, a blessed release for her.
That's about it for today. The snow is falling gently and more heavily than when I started this, the flakes are a bit larger and it is bitingly cold outside but I have been putting on leggings under my jeans and three layers on top and it keeps me cosy warm. They had it right with long johns in the olden days, for sure!
Take care, stay warm and be safe, everyone. Have a great day. xx