Friday, 30 October 2015

It's always good to have a bit of a laugh

GrannyJ sent us a few very good funnies to brighten up our day. Thanks, GJ!


That stupid €#%+&$ oven update: The new heating element works very well, but the thermostat is bust, so the oven is always at maximum temperature, which I found out when a lovely baguette turned into a black baton in a few minutes. I just wanted to crisp it up a little bit...

We don't know whether to replace the part or be done with it and buy a new cooker!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Real life is so different from what we see on YouTube...

The heating element in our oven went puff the other day, so I searched the internet to find out how to replace it. I found a video on YouTube where this lovely English guy changed the thing in less than five minutes... "Sooooo easy," we thought. Ordered the part from Amazon, it was very cheap, free delivery, yadda yadda. 

Today we decided we had five minutes to spare, so we embarked on the "very simple" task after lunch. It's 6pm and we're about to replace the cover. The YouTube chap was working on a brand new oven, all the screws came out in seconds, whereas ours took a mixture of brute force, a lot of WD-40, a rubber band and buckets of sweat.

The best I can do is post a picture of the view from our kitchen window, with its lovely autumn colours:

Monday, 26 October 2015

It doesn't work for me either!

It's entirely possible that my singing keeps ALL animals away....

Sunday, 25 October 2015

A sigh of relief...

Hey View, this one is for you, now the danger has passed.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Glass Waves

These beautiful creations are called Glass Waves, by Scottish artist Graham Muir: 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Rugby World Cup quarter finals.

England has been eliminated already, but that doesn't stop us watching the matches. I'm sure Irishgirl is glued to the TV, as Ireland faces Argentina... In the meantime, here are a few funnies:

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Chestnuts galore!

We went for our daily walk through some of our favourite spots. There were chestnuts everywhere! I reckon we gathered at least 4lbs. Yum yum!

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Diets and birthdays

My Facebook friends send me stuff mocking my weird diets, especially since the last one was a big disappointment!

I forgot to celebrate two birthdays: Manxmamma's on the 6th and Peter's on the 8th... Well, I have to make up for the memory lapse and for the less than delicious "foods" above. Happy birthday! Let's eat cake!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Let's have a laugh!

I know somebody who will freak out when she sees the last one...