Today is Friday 24th September

It is almost 5 o’clock in the afternoon and we’re just settling down to relax for the evening.
We’ve had a busy morning having a field trip to buy LED ceiling lights, glue sticks, have a look at cookers, and treated ourselves to elevenses.

We replaced the halogen lights in the kitchen and bathroom shortly after we arrived here with the equivalent LED. We have seven, so reduced our outage from 350W to 35W and although we had 3 spares, thought we’d buy a pack of 5 so that we had a complete set, just in case the government did something silly and decide they were no longer allowed for some reason.

From there, it was into an ‘almost everything’ store for glue sticks as we got the glue gun from there at a fraction of the price elsewhere. I also raided their shelves of the last two packs of liquorice rock.
Looking at cookers is something that has been crossing our mind as the one we purchased over three years ago is rusting out terribly! Even though we extended the warranty to three years, we heard nothing from the company when we contacted them about it, and the hob has also scratched badly. To be honest, I have never really been happy with it anyway.
As we are all electric here bar the heating (which still needs electricity to run the pump), I thought about spending a little extra and getting a dual fuel cooker. With a gas hob and electric fan oven, I can have the best of both worlds, except there is a snag (isn’t there always when we have a plan, sigh).
We have a gap of 500mm, and the only cooker available has a conventional electric oven with 4 burners. I’m not a snob, but I prefer a fan oven as the heat is better dispersed and nothing singes on one side (well, most times LOL).  The write ups about this one are dreadful, so we won’t be behaving one. The other option is separates, which means we can purchase an inset gas hob and get a housing for an electric fan oven. We’d have to replace the worktop (again), but it is a possibility.

After all that, elevenses called so it was tea and a flapjack for Hubby and I had a breakfast deal of a bacon roll and cup of coffee. This was actually better for me as the bread could be my second B option, I had no spread or sauce, and the bacon if free because they always use lean rashers and they are steamed, not grilled or fried.  It was also cheaper than having two flapjacks, coffee and tea.

Lunch was the last of our stew so tomorrow will see a pasty for Hubby and tomato pasta for me as the ones on the kitchen window sill are going redder as I type.  I am also off to have my flu jab tomorrow as they have a walk in clinic.

Hope you’ve all had a good start to your day.
Keep safe and take care.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Today is Friday 24th September

  1. Hi Di, a very busy day. We have a gas cooker and I just love it.

  2. John Holton says:

    LED bulbs are the greatest. Expensive until you consider how long they last.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Glad you could get the LED lights. I bought some to replace the flood lights in the kitchen only to discover that they were a different size than the original. So had to take them back and of course they were out of the ones we needed. We will make do until they restock… My sister is replacing her cook top with several magnetic induction plates. It gives her more counter space and she can add or subtract units as needed. I think it is a wonderful solution to her space crunch! When not in use she just stores it in the cabinet! Hope you can find the units you want!

  4. Carol anne says:

    Hope you find the cooker thats right for you soon!
    Elevenses sounded wonderful!

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