I finally made a loaf of sourdough bread that looks and tastes like sourdough bread.
Most of my efforts recently have failed and ended up more like bricks than loaves of bread. But this one is almost perfect. It’s quite satisfying after many many failures to have one turn out more or less normal.
The kids have been using an app called Discord to communicate with their friends at school. Daniel is managing a server with around 50 – 60 students on it. It’s mostly pupils from the online school but there are also some friends from outside.
I’m impressed with Discord. It’s very similar to an app we use for communication at work called Slack. You can create channels, message people directly or in groups, and have video and audio chats with people. It’s all free too. It has predominantly been used by the gaming community but its reach is spreading and I discovered recently that Daniel’s guitar teacher uses it to communicate with musicians.
I decided to create a family server to communicate with the kids and I called it “The Martins”. Daniel’s first message to the group was this:
Our new electric Renault Zoe has been serving us very well so far. We’ve had it for just over a week now and have used it several times. The mileage estimate on the dashboard is based on how the car is used and is quite variable. I noticed this in the electric cars we booked through the car club.
After our first charge of the new car the mileage estimate at 100% was 141 miles. After the second charge it was 159 miles. Now after the third it is 187 miles. I think this is due to a combination of factors. If you’re a speedster with a heavy footer you’re going to drain the battery faster than slow lane Sally. I’m definitely a bit of a granny driver which means I get more distance with each charge. It has also got warmer recently and you’ll get further on a full charge in summer compared to winter. I also drive with it in eco mode which also conserves the battery. I’m curious to see how high it’ll go over the coming weeks.