The bread problem is now solved. We’d inadvertently picked up a packet of normal yeast, rather than yeast designed to work with breadmaking machines.

This weekend we dug the breadmaker out of the cupboard and attempted to make some raisin bread. It’s been ages since I last used it, and I vaguely remember that I used to have to put more water in than it said in the official recipe, otherwise it came out wrong. Anyway, I decided to stick with the recipe for the first attempt, and we ended up after two and a half hours with a stodgy loaf of bread only 5cm high. It still smelled great, and the boys and I were starving, so we decided to try it anyway – and it wasn’t too bad actually – tasty, but very, very stodgy. While we were all struggling to eat a slice each, I wondered out loud whether mummy would like to try it. Matthew looked at me and said “I think it’s boy’s bread really”. P.S. The next 3 loaves were no better.

Logitech have version 2.13 of their Mac OS X mouse driver available for download, fixing the [bug](/2007/01/02/fixed-version-of-logitech-control-center-2-12/ in version 2.12 which meant that it didn’t work at all. Their changelog lists the following:
  • This release provides a new Dashboard & Exposé assignment and bug fixes.
brief huh?

The new Airport Extreme is available for pre-order from the UK Apple Store but is marked Ready to ship: FEBRUARY. Only a couple more weeks, right? Erm, no. screenshot from online UK Apple store

I just read that Michael Winner has been taken ill. Calm down, dear! Get well soon, Michael!