Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Farewell Old Friend...

Hi folks...bah humbug...right on cue the Christmas gremlins have taken up residence at Chez Kath again...last year my faithful old Kenwood food mixer went to appliance heaven and yesterday for no apparent reason Mr Zanussi decided to join him...the one appliance that we all take for granted...has washed rinsed and spun for the last time...
now the death of the dishwasher would be a major inconvenience but the washing machine going kaput is an absolute disaster...we all know how quickly the dirty laundry can pile up but I can't really complain...3 Zanussi washing machines in 40 odd years ain't bad going and just like the Christmas Cake recipe...I'm a stick with what you know kind of girl so time to enlist the services of Mr Google...isn't technology wonderful...ordered online at 3pm yesterday and hey presto Mr Zanussi IV will be taking up residence today between 10.00am and 10.30am...wow how's that for service with a smile from the wonderful "saving my sanity" folks at Appliance Online Dotcom. But I'll need to get acquainted with my new friend...new dials to get used to...new fangled super quick economy washes to figure out and a manual that reads like War And Peace to pore through before the washing powder and water can work their magic on my smalls. C'est la vie...as they say.
The good news is Cake No 44 came out perfect...just waiting for his marzipan and royal icing overcoat and the job's a good un she says polishing her sparkly Christmas halo...
And just when I thought I would be sharing my Grungeboard Waste Project...lo and behold...a "thought I was done with the work stuff" Fiskars project has jumped right to the top of the crafty queue..,.
so I'm back in the cubbyhole for a big girl knickers...lots of coffee and a Costco Mince Pie or two kind of a day and just when you think you've had enough bad luck for one day...this happened...
but hey life would be a tad boring if everything went to plan
See you later
Hugs Kath xxx

13 comments:

Rita said...

Oh my goodness Kath. Surely nothing else can go wrong. That cake looks grand, believe it or not I have never made a Christmas cake. Hope today is a better day at least you can get the washing done. Hugs Rita xxx

judkajudi said...

You amaze me .... you just keep going and going!! Merry Christmas, Kath, to you and yours.

Barbara said...

The Christmas Cake looks wonderful. I....um....wonder....do you share your recipe? Christmas dinner is at my house and my daughter is bringing a dessert that she will make and it will be yummy. But a Christmas Cake with a Scottish pedigree would be a fun addition. Just a thought! Have a Merry Christmas.

Jane said...

Life is certainly never boring at yours Kath. The cake looks fabulous x

carol edwards said...

Hi Kath a shiny new toy to play with and a lovely piece of that delicious cake will set you up. I had the gremlins about last week, first the kettle leaked everywhere, then the slow cooker pottery dish cracked in half whilst cooking and ruined my meal, then the toaster decided to join in. Hope they are having a good time in appliance heaven too. The cake looks delicious and will look even better when you have finished it. Enjoy your day.x

misteejay said...

Hope the gremlins have now departed. The cake looks super Kath - think you will need a slice when you have finished reading "war & peace" to get the new toy going (I'm sure no-one would notice if you cut a slice from one side before you ice it LOL).
Toni xx

Redanne said...

Well there is certainly never a dull moment in your house! The cake looks fabulous, I hope you will let us see it with it's coat on ! Good luck with War and Peace - and I guess you will have to venture out and battle the heaving masses to get the glasses repaired - good luck with that too!! Hugs, Anne xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Kath your posts do entertain me, you even make a disaster amusing. Good luck at getting the glasses fixed, sure you have a spare pair. I do, but the presription is a bit out of date but could get by with them. Hope the washing machine arrived safely x

Ribbon Girl said...

I know the feeling Kath, and then the man at John Lewis said my wash would take hours and hours so as to save the planet and my electricity money ??? however, I have found the quick wash button :-) and if only we could send ingredients over the airwaves - all set to bake and discovered ... no icing sugar bah humbug will have to wait until I can get to a shop, but have made christmas puds instead, alas no brown sugar but hoping black treacle added to the mix will make up for using white sugar! Mary x

Sandra H said...

The cake is looking yummy can't wait to see it finished .....poor you l do feel for you l hope your washing machine arrives before too much washing builds up and your glasses can be hopefully repaired xx

Julie Brooks said...

Oh dear Kath, but at least the cake turned out fine! Deep breath and carry on. Hugs, Julie xx

Mrs A. said...

Shall I send Elf Boss over to give you a hand?. Hugs Mrs A.

Lee said...

Missed this post and have commented on today's lol.Sorry your equipment has decided to go give up,it always seems to be more than one thing too.My husband says sometimes stuff may have been bought at similar times,so they all give up together lol.Good luck with new stuff.THAT CAKE looks amazing.Love the gift tags.xx

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