Wednesday, 1 September 2021

GOOD SWAP

 This year we bought another new fan for the Summer as the old one was getting a bit noisy.

It was still working fine so rather than throw it away I took it to one of the big communal bins by the side of the road and left it in front with a note on for someone else to get some use out of it.

As I went around the bin to put it down, there in front of me was a bread maker that someone had left with the same idea as me.


I had no idea if it was working but figured that if it didn't work I would just return it to the bin.
Got it home and found it to be unused and new complete with instructions.  Plugged it in and it beeped.
Good sign, I thought.
So I asked Tom if he fancied being a baker for the afternoon as it was something he could do that wouldn't require much puff and it would make him feel useful.


I have had bread makers before but they were great big things and this is quite small in comparison.
Here he is getting to grips with the measurements.


Voila!
One perfect little loaf just big enough for two.
I reckon we will get about 8-10 slices from it.
Had it toasted this morning and it was delicious.

So, it looks like Tom will be kept busy trying various kinds of bread. lol






21 comments:

  1. That's so great about sharing your unused items. We do that too. Leave it out on the sidewalk... and off it goes! Sometimes I give them to my kids (if they want them)... like Nespresso makers, hot air fryers, etc. Things are things we tried, used maybe twice, and thought better of it. We used to have a large bread maker too.. probably out in the garage somewhere.

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  2. Oh brilliant! What a wonderful swap!

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  3. We add rosemary to our lives, we love the taste.

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  4. That's wonderful. I am sure Tom will enjoy being "Bread Maker in Chief"

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  5. Not a good swap! it is a GRRREAT SWAP! Wow, i love this trade off. Congrats on your new fan and bread maker

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  6. That loaf looks yummy! It looks as though Tom has found another hobby...
    Best wishes and happy bread making!
    Ellie

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  7. How wonderful! You went there at just the right time. Nothing smells better than freshly baked bread, and your loaf is beautiful. What fun you will both have this fall trying different recipes.

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  8. What good luck! Toasted home made bread is so good.

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  9. Oh wow, that was a good trade. I've never had a bread maker. I doubt I would use it enough to make it worth the purchase. That one would be a perfect size for just me.

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  10. Wow, what a find. I wish we had some communal bins as it would be a great way to pass on unwanted stuff that the charity shops won't take.

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  11. I bought my husband a bread maker some years ago ( at his request). We have found that the nicest bread is made with ciabatta flour, though he doesn't do it very often these days. ( we don't eat much bread!)

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  12. The gods smiled on you. I love the way that communities create opportunities for avoiding waste of perfectly good resources. Ahhhh the smell of homemade bread, shall we expect to see some exotic wonders of the bread kind over the next few weeks? xxx Mr T

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  13. Now he is Tom Baker... Wasn't he once a Doctor Who? Nice looking loaf now back into The Tardis matey!

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  14. Wow! What a great find! I'd say you got a good trade for your fan. :)

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  15. Oh what a happy story, Briony!!! What a great find and what a great idea for a communal donation area like that. I wish our town did something similar. Enjoy that lovely fresh bread!! ~Andrea xoxoxo

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  16. Oh that is a great swap Briony!.I always say to Ilona that I love free useful stuff.Good for Tom!.That bread looks lovely.Best Wishes to you both.xx














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  17. How fabulous to have something that you can put to good use. Arilx

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  18. Lol,I havent got a clue what went wrong with my comment with the big space.It did this once before on someones post.I will blame my cats that like to walk over my lap top when Im typing,lol,xx

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  19. That looks like a great loaf. What a great find.

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  20. what a great idea, and how fab to find a bread maker. I have often thought about buying one so am interested to see what Tom rustles up.

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