Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day

baking and pott(er)ing on

Holiday is over this morning. We had some fun, although a lot of it was taken up by the car (digest version - the nice Ford we bought last year developed a serious and inexplicable electrical problem which turned out to be covered by no form of insurance, necessitating some hard financial decisions, writing off a few grand and getting a different car) one way and another. Also, a surprising amount of it was spent baking. Not the actual baking, of course -- that's a quarter-hour work here and there -- but the process of timing your absences from the house to match the proving time of your loaf. Baking days are days of short errands.

Home-made wholemeal bread, though, I have to admit - it is a joy. Among the other good things was a visit to Modern Art Oxford (they have performance art on at the moment, and bits of it are turning up in the surrounding streets), the return of Gotham, and my little cat, of course (speaking of which I recently found a way to fully identify her variety (the rough designation "crossbreed" on all of the documentation seeming insufficient to describe her tininess). She is a bicolour (black and white) mask and mantle with a blaze and nose-snip. That link is to a page that will allow you to identify any cat with similar precision.

Minecrafting and gardening continue as twin obsessions. The links are obvious, I suppose. On the tow path, Goose Castle is back in play for the spring, and has been joined by Goose Island, Goose Scrape and Goose Twighouse (already predated). Casualties in the garden include my Primula Francesca and Tragic Oberon, though the winter being as it was (too mild to kill pests) they went to vine weevil, not frost.

We went to London to see some art too. The most striking things were a) comfortable or b) a missile.


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