It's a pity smells can't be shared over the internet, like pictures, as there's nothing to beat the aroma of home baked bread to put a smile on your face and make you feel all warm and cosy, is there?
My bread machine is a few years old. We used to use it a lot, mainly at the weekends when everyone was at home for lunch, then life got a bit too busy and it fell out of use, eventually ending up stored in the shed! Well, some nice crusty bread and a bowl of soup is just what's needed for lunch in this freezing weather so I dug it out and got it going again. The only downside is having to start it off quite early in the morning when I'm half awake! To make life easy I've put the right amount of flour, sugar and salt in tubs ready to just tip in with the water and yeast, then I just enjoy the smell wafting round the house for the next 3 1/2 hours :)
Just had some with a tin of Thai green curry soup. Very tasty and spicy but I do think homemade is best. I've ordered a new hand blender to make whizzing them up easier. Also just bought a new load of plastic boxes from Lakeland. How sad, getting excited about boxes!! but I had a drawer full of different size ones without lids and vice versa so got fed up and chucked them all out. The new ones all stack and have the same size jolly coloured lids. Brilliant :) ( Think I need to get out more lol)