Apart from that, it's been largely routine housekeeping stuff; I've started another lot of bread dough, we having finished the first lot of rolls with lunch.
I think the only other thing of note is the improved performance of Canal World. The moderation took a turn for the better earlier this year, so that although it's still a place for robust debate, by and large the discussions focus on the issues and are much less prone to descend into playground name calling. By the standards of such forums, that's quite an achievement.
In addition, the site has just moved to a better host so that loading times are much quicker with far fewer failures with fatal error messages. All this is costing the site owner more money. The site is still free to use, but there is a voluntary scheme to sign up to donate £1 per month via Paypal. At £12 per year, it's frankly better value than any of the print media, especially if you need technical help or advice about any aspect of inland boating.
Finally, I managed to take some photos of the newly arrived Shepherd Hut and Garden Pod whilst we were out:
|Shepherd Hut with Pod in background|
|A mere £24,950 for this...|
|Inside the pod. £14,950 for this one|