Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas is saved

I have a Cannon cooker, similar to the one in the picture above.  I have noticed for a while that the oven doesn't get as hot as it used to, and I put it down to the fact that the cooker is 12 years old.  Anyway, yesterday the knob for the oven broke, so I couldn't use the oven at all.  I had visions of trying to cook Christmas dinner in my combination microwave and two slow cookers. The thought of that didn't exactly thrill me!

So today I have bought a replacement knob in a specialist electrical store, and I bought a spare knob for the hob, just in case.  These two tiny lumps of plastic cost me the princely sum of over £26!  At least now my oven seems to be working absolutely fine, so the Christmas dinner has been saved.

Why do these things happen at Christmas?  A couple of years ago, our dishwasher died just before Christmas, so we had to order a new one and get it installed quickly.  There was also the year that we got up on the Saturday morning before Christmas and found that someone had removed the wheels from my husband's car.  As if Christmas wasn't stressful enough!

So hopefully that's it now, no more annoying problems, at least until after Christmas!


Jane and Chris said...

Oh, it's always as this time of year isn't it? One year we had a power outtage which lasted for most of Christmas Eve. I was able to put a pan of soup on top of a propane heater in the morning, and by lunchtime it was warm enough to eat. I envisioned salad by candlelight huddled by the fire for dinner, but the power came back on in time to cook a hot meal for dinner.
Jane x

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jayne! Your cooker looks like Tina's!
Our brand new dishwasher is a lemon. It won't work so we have to wait for the new one (won't happen before Christmas). Oh well. I like to wash dishes.
I wish you a sweet and homey week!

Jayne said...

Thank you so much for your heart-warming comments.Jane and Chris, glad you enjoyed Coombe Abbey hotel, not far from me and very special.
Pom Pom I am looking forward to more childlike christmas fun! Don't forget the rubber gloves!

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