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AN OVERDUE UPDATE
Wow… It’s been a whole 8 weeks since we last did an entry.  That’s testament to the total consumption it has been setting up shop though, not our apathy towards writing blogs! We’ve been anything but lazy these last few months.  From the inauguration of the...

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Firstly we have to send an apology for the lack of entry the last few weeks.   We’re at the final stages of renovating our freight container now, and much preoccupied with such things as finding usable materials, calculating voltage capacities and being cre...

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WHERE TO WORK
One of the biggest challenges of starting a company, or trying to work for yourself, is the question of where to sit and work every day.  Having no professional ‘home’ can be genuinely de-motivating and, over time, start to threaten your productivity. It’s ...

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DAYS OLD BREAD
There is a famous modern bread book that all bakers (new and old) have on their book shelf these days, called Tartine. It is a bakery in San Fransisco - and besides having great recipes, this book has cool as hell photos and makes bread and the life of a ba...

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LIFE OF BREAD
I was lucky enough to be in Lisbon last week. Beautiful sunshine, hand painted tiles, sardines and mountains of glimmering custard tarts. We ate at cheap tascas for every meal of the day - usually sat at the bar, with a cold beer and whatever was cooking on...

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YOU SAY POTATO Coming up with a name for the bakery took almost a year.  That was the bloody easy part.  Suddenly now there are names to be dreamt up for all the products, too.  Nightmare. Take these badboys, for instance. In Italy, we learned how to make d...

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WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED TO WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE?
I was out last month chatting to a friend about working with kids. She stated with complete conviction that people, when it comes to working with disengaged youth, have either 'got it, or they ain't.' After hearing all about the badass rapport with young pe...

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PROGRESS
As the newest member of The Dusty Knuckle, the third addition and one with the least baking experience, I have had a lot to learn these last few months. The huge learning curves in business, social media and cash flow are minor compared with the mountain of...

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Talking Youth
Last week I went to the 'Talking Youth' event, held by the Department of Work and Pensions. From what I understood, it was a chance for a group of 15-24 yr olds to 'have a dialogue' with business leaders about 'barriers to employment'. Seemed right up our s...

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THE STORY
In April 2013, I set about gathering the following items: - Eight metres of raw, untreated flax linen. - Five plastic mushroom crates - One tall, larder fridge - A 16kg sack of organic rye, wholegrain and strong white bread flour. - One 50kg cement mixing t...
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