I had just finished enjoying a lunch time bacon buttie when I heard a loud CRACK in the vicinity of the kitchen. The wind had just blown up outside, so I wondered if a branch had blown off a tree into the kitchen window.
I looked up and said, ‘what’s that?’ Mr C leapt up and said ‘I know what that is’ and dashed into the kitchen. When I entered the kitchen a few seconds later, I was greeted with a heap of glass on the kitchen floor underneath the cooker!! He had closed the oven door without turning the grill off…
After a few minutes dismay (which was more about it being so close to Christmas than the oven being broken) I found out the cooker details and Mr C phoned up the Hotpoint helpline. New glass is ordered but the systems were showing that the earliest date they could get an engineer out was 24th December!! When their computer systems are fully up and running (which they aren’t on a Sunday) they will check to see if there is an earlier slot that we can be fitted into.
After clearing the kitchen of smoke and glass we set of to a garden centre which was always the plan. I needed some Christmas cards and some candles because I couldn’t find anything suitable in Birmingham when I was there last weekend. When I left the garden centre the sun was going down and I was treated to this glorious sunset.
Clouds and Silver (or in this case Golden) linings