I've just finished another 5 week stint of nightshifts baking in Dunbar, which is on the coast, just south of Edinburgh, Scotland. I have run a couple of courses too, and kept up my commitments in Northumberland for the Farmers' Markets...so it's been a very busy time and I need a break...so does Alison, who has a much more stressful job than I have, though with more sociable hours, of course.
I have had only limited time to look over the TFL pages of late, and commenting has really not been possible; my apologies for this. I know I will have missed looking over some great bread from the many fine bakers who post here.
So, we are flying to Crete tomorrow morning; back to the lovely Beach House [Anatolika] in search of sun, see: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/19167/anotolika-beach-house
I've been listening to a feature on the radio just now which is claiming an increase of 20% in numbers looking to leave the UK for a holiday abroad this Easter; and why ever not? A heatwave this time last year, now we have the coldest March on record. I'm reading it will be 26*C in Heraklion on Saturday..so our South Coast haven will probably be a degree or two up on that scorching figure.
Here's a photo of a very happy baker at the end of last night's shift. I'm holding a 1200g loaf of Pain de Campagne. I'll be making some sandwiches with that in a few hours' time as we drive down to Gatwick airport overnight tonight to catch a morning flight to Heraklion early tomorrow.
My very best wishes