Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Back to the drawing board!


Hi guys
Sadly the washing machine was not to be :( 
We put a load on yesterday and it wouldn't do a proper wash, then it decided it didn't want to finish the spin cycle, and as an added bonus it sprung a leak! 
That was fun! So we ended up having to take the pipes off and flood the kitchen and almost falling on our backsides in the process, I'm very pleased no one could see us haha :)
Then I had to re do all the washing and to cap it all off i couldn't even get it dry outside because this happened! 
Oh well, you live and learn, and sometimes get soaked whilst you are doing it :)


I'm still awaiting a proper reply about the gas pipe. The "gas supervisor" is going to get in touch apparently.
Seriously look at how narrow that gap is!
The first time i emailed they tried to fob me off saying it was my responsibility, but the kitchen was re  furbished before we moved in, and clearly someone didn't know how to design a kitchen!
The bayonet fitting on the supply pipe from the cooker is 2inches long, the gap between the pipe and the cupboard is 1 1/2 inches, if i tried to fit the pipe in that gap, it would create a bend in the supply pipe and damage it, and open up all sorts of complications with the gas flow and pressure, and leaks!
I'd rather not get carbon monoxide poisoning thank you very much!




My nettle tea was finally ready today, and my god! It stinks! Why didn't you warn me? 
I poured it in my "watering can" and i swear i almost fainted haha
Good job it will be used sparingly!
The banana fertilizer seems to be working, the leeks have started to thicken out and the onions are shooting right up! Yay! :)

I also re-purposed some spice jars into flour shakers for when i'm making pastry :)


What have you been up to? :)




14 comments:

  1. Sorry about your washing machine. I like your idea for the flour shakers. I use an old jam jar with holes in the lid which I hammered in. Rustic!

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    1. Ooh i must remember to do that for bigger bakes, i have many many many jars (jar-o-holic) haha xx

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  2. Sorry to hear about the washing machine disaster, just when things were looking up for you, lets home the cooker can get sorted. Good idea with the spice jars, I might do that I always end up sticking mucky hands in the flour x

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    1. they've told me the pipe is fine where it is and we have to pay for someone to take the cap off and install it :( *sob*
      Me too, i saw a proper flour shaker and thought i'm not paying £2 flaming quid for something i already have lol xx

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  3. I'm sorry your washing machine didn't work out for you, the rain as been shocking lately hasn't it. The smell from nettle tea really is something else isn't it!! x

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    1. Oh my goodness it does honk! I had to hold it at arms length to avoid being knocked out by smell haha xx

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  4. Oh Rats sorry to hear your news about the washing machine and also that your still waiting on the gas pipe really hope its not long until your able to use your lovely cooker. Great news that your leeks are getting thicker well done :-) dee xx

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    1. I know, it's really flipping annoying, but i'll live for now, we've coped so far it's just the towels that i really hate washing by hand
      According to the landlord the pipe is fine where it is, and we will have to pay for someone to uncap and install it :( where they think i'm going to get money from i do not know! xx

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  5. The nettle garden tea is strong. Hope your luck changes in the kitchen.

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    1. i have to hold it out at arms length when i'm watering with it to avoid getting knocked out by the smell haha
      And me too :( x

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  6. The gas pipe is most certainly the responsibility of the housing association!! If you have trouble getting them to sort it out then go to your local CAB who will help you. You will probably have to arrange to have your gas cooker hooked up, but the gas line should be there and available to be hooked up to! Don't back down! Shame about the washer! Perhaps another one will come your way! xx

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    1. Thanks for the advice hun, i have emailed the CAB and just waiting for a reply now :) i really hope they can help, as there is no way i can afford £80 to get it fixed :( xxx

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  7. Every time I water my garden with my weed-tea fertiliser I have to have a shower straight after, cos I always splash it on myself and can't get the smell off!

    I'm definitely nicking your flour shaker idea, I love that! :D

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    1. haha me too! eugh! it better work lol :) xx

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