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.