Today I feel that I have finally grown up. I have bought a Kenwood Chef.
(For a few heady weeks last year I did own a second-hand one which I'd bought from a charity on eBay. Sadly it died after only a few weeks and I now have the problem about what to do with it.)
It was delivered this morning in a huge box. I am very excited but also alarmed at just how much stuff has come with it. I have never bought a kitchen appliance before that came with its own spanner.
As well as the dilemma about what to do with the old one I also have the problem of how to record the new one in my List of Stuff. Clearly it is more than just the sum of its parts. The parts I think I can count as one object are the mixer, the bowl and the dough hook and K attachment. I have examined my conscience and have concluded that I must count as separate objects the blender, the spanner, the spatula and the recipe book.
Traybake is all excited at the idea of the buns I will be making for him. After his cutting remarks about my Christmas cake I am reluctant to make anything for him.
I bought some buttermilk today and intend making scones tomorrow.
In other news my cold is definitely almost gone although I am still a bit scabby around the mouth area.
I worked at home today. Mainly I just dealt with emails. I finished at four and went for a walk. It was freezing and beginning to get dark and I got lost when I was only ten minutes away from the house. I had planned to walk to Greenwich via Blackheath but by a different route than usual. Blackheath would be lovely if it wasn't for the roads that cross the heath and are jammed with traffic during rush hour. I eventually found the right road and ended up as I planned to in Waitrose.
In the supermarket I asked a member of staff where the buttermilk was and it was clear that she had never heard of such a thing.
I did nothing about my tax and pension problems and now I have a new problem which is that my MacBook refuses to recognise my iPhone. I am slightly falling out of love with Apple.