Achilles Blog 5 – 12.5.14. Draft-proof bread bin

This is not really very much of an update…
rested from any exercise yesterday… instead exhausted ourselves listening to Spotify and laughing at Glozell (check this… ) .. with some friends.
Today was an unexpected walk in the park. I usually go to St. W’s infants school to help the year 2s read… but instead they had a nature lesson today and we went to dig up worms and woodlice in the park… lovely day for it! They got very excited when they saw 4 golden Canada Geese goslings in the lake with their parents.
Came home… and decided that I must fix the bread bin. I have a totally unproven theory about ceramic containers (as opposed to wooden or plastic or metal ones). Until recently, we kept our bread in the fridge… so it was always cold when we went to eat it. So I bought a ceramic bread bin. Our ceramic butter dish keeps our butter from going off for weeks – we never put it in the fridge… so my theory is that ceramic is best for keeping things fresh… the ancients stored everything in terracotta didn’t they? My guess is that clay minimises temperature fluctuation inside the container. However, in spite of careful selection, our bread bin was letting the bread go mouldy … and on close inspection I could see that the lid was quite ill-fitting. So I’ve lined the edge of the bread bin opening with draft-excluder (see pic). Let’s see if that helps.
My body is just wonderful!!!! I don’t think I’ve put on weight since my achilles injury… how can that be? I cannot go to the gym! Apparently our brains use up 20% of our energy/calorie intake… so I reckon that the sheer concentration needed to get up the stairs safely by crutch has kept my weight in check. I really am a lucky bugger…
jxbread bin

About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married, and my husband and I live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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