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found & inspired

Whilst having a bit of a spring clean, I came across this painting of Laburnum blossom tucked inside a book.
I painted it a couple of years ago whilst on holiday, staying on an Organic farm in Dorset.
A flood of happy memories came back to me of this holiday. 
The holiday where Rufus first learnt to master riding his balance bike and  many a happy day was spent digging for treasure on the beach.
Feeling inspired, I found my watercolours and picked a sprig of Forget-me-knot from the garden and set down for a little dabble.
It seems I am a little rusty, but good to have the brush in my hand again.

Make Bread

I want to learn how to make bread.

Really good bread, the kind of bread that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall would make.  Artisan bread, good wholesome bread.

Bread that looks like this....

Image by Dorothy Lane Market
Every time I try, it ends up being as solid as a brick, and totally uneatable.  Does anyone know where I am going wrong?  Or recommend a good bread book?  I have thought of getting this one (back on the River Cottage theme) or maybe this book.  

We have a fantastic artisan baker locally to me, Marks Bread, based in sunny Southville, Bristol.  His bread is to die for, perfect round loaves, so crusty and tasty he always has a queue of people up the street.  Charlie loves to come to Mark's Bread, he insists in carrying the warm loaves home, hugging them to his chest, discretely nibbling them!

Unfortunately, buying these amazing loaves are a treat, with greatness comes a price!  So you see, this is why I need to learn how to make bread, bread like this... any help is greatly received!