I made bread!
We're wondering about buying a fancy electric beater (one of the ones that can handle bread dough) so we've borrowed one off Martin's boss for a couple of weeks to try it out. We were worried it might be too heavy or noisy for me to cope with so wanted to have a go with one before we bought one. It's worked out beautifully so far and today I used it to make bread for the first time :-)
I used to make bread a lot back in the day but these days I can only manage no-knead bread. However, today I made normal bread! It was so much fun - seeing it rise like magic, smelling all the rich yeasty smells - all things that I've been shut off from for years! Yay!
It's been awesome, and hopefully we'll be buying one of our own soon, using a mixture of our own money and some money we got when my Grandma died. She was a great baker so it feels like a fitting tribute :-)