Better bread?

One thing we’ve never quite got used to in America is the lack of good bread; it’s hard to find in supermarkets, there’s no good bakeries nearby …

Watching episodes of The Great British Bake Off, I’ve been tempted to try making my own bread and after recently finding a seeming easier recipe online, I decided today to give it a try. We bought a baking stone along with yeast, and followed the instructions.

The results are reasonably good – very crispy due to a a pan of water in the bottom of the oven. Maybe not cooked right through at the bottom but acceptable for a first try (not sure if I’ll try again – the kitchen is a bit of a mess now!)

Cruz N Car Show April 2017

Winter Garden’s quarterly car show returned today (previously September 2016) and we headed in to enjoy the views and take loads of photos!


In addition to the amazing cars above (including Hudson Commodore, Budget Funeral, many Corvettes, a VW rust bucket, and the amazing purple car) there’s a couple that I’ll feature separately …

First, a mystery vehicle with two engines! No idea why, though it has tiny rear stabilizer wheels that suggest it wants to be a dragster:


And finally, a 1916 Model T (over 100 years old now and proudly claiming original body, engine and wheels!):

World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered

A different visit to Epcot World Showcase today, with much of it before the main rush of tourists – so I took lots of photos of empty space, a rare sight at Disney!

This tour was quite fascinating; in many ways it’s “just a walk around World Showcase”, but being guided and learning of details and sights we’d never previously noticed, made for a very different visit. Finishing with a bonus of Soarin’ is nice, too!