..bread machine fixed. Russel Hobbs were obviously an IT help department in a previous life and basically told me to switch it off and back on again. Despite having done this before (honest) it worked this time. I'm not complaining. Especially as I've found 3 different varieties of cheap tasty bread-machine flour in Lidl to try out - num num bread num num.
Managed to get out on the bike this weekend at last. It's been weeks since we've been out as it's been raining pretty consistently for the past couple of months. Rain was forecast for Sunday morning but it held off until after we'd finished. Started in Casa de Campo and headed out towards TVE and Telemadrid. Not the prettiest route (carparks and sand mostly) but just getting out for 30km was satisfying, especially considering the lack of recent rides and the following...
We're organising a club trip to Scotland in August/September! So far 12 people have confirmed - we've got deposits from them, booked our flights, reserved a big house in Glentress for 3 nights and put together an itinerary that will take us up to Aviemore after Glentress with some riding in the Rothiemurchus Estate, a visit to Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and ideally we'll be able to leave the rest of the group for a day and visit Mum & Dad - but this may depend on transport options (ie I might have to drive the minibus!). To be honest it's going quite smoothly at the moment so I'm waiting for it all to crumble around our ears but should be good fun. Does mean we need to get pretty fit before we go to make the most of it though.
(photo unashamedly stolen from singletrackworld.com - follow the Glentress link for more info)