Irritating rather than disastrous, but....
Started today with such fine intentions of getting all sorts of stuff done before Andante-in-C comes round for some music and lunch.
Managed to load the dishwasher. So far so good.
Did the provisional allocation of accompanists for Egham (will be sending out the final lists this evening). Went downstairs for a coffee, and noticed the dishwasher had finished.
I unloaded the dishwasher, noting that I had unloaded the bread box, and realised that this means I had forgotten to start a new loaf in the breadmaker.
Hurriedly I loaded up the breadmaker - scattering flour and suchlike everywhere in the process, switched the breadmaker on, started clearing up mess.
I wondered as I cleared up what the odd noise the breadmaker was making meant. It meant the breadmaker has died. So I opened it up, tipped the ingredients into a bowl so I could investigate the machine, and concluded that the gadget had baked its last loaf, leaving me with a bowlful of wet and not very mixed ingredients and very little clue of what to do next. So I mixed the stuff together as best I could and left it on the side while I had a little panic.
Obvious answer - grab the nearest laptop and google "how to bake bread". Once I'd rebooted the router, that is, and then convinced the laptop to talk to it. All the time, of course, covering the laptop in flour. It's my husband's laptop rather than mine but he won't be here to complain until teatime....
Anyway, I found some bread recipes. They all seemed similar in the timings and processes and stuff, so a bit of thinking convinced me that if I gave the mix a quick knead, I could leave it to prove while I dashed off to Sainsbury's for a loaf.
Sainsbury's, at this time of day, is invaded by the Grey Brigade. So grabbing one loaf, paying for it and leaving is not a straightforward option (see http://www.abrsm.org/forum/index.php?showt...32342&st=27
Anyway, you'll have worked out by now that the Aaaaaggh is that my coffee has gone cold.