The trusty Janome was brewing up for a service - beginning to sound clunky - but has now clunked to a halt this week.
The element in the oven has gone defunct
The hard drive in the reasonably new laptop has gone into overdrive and now stopped.
I have packed up the sewing machine and arranged for it to be couried away for a service.
The computer hard drive is being replaced under warranty - but - staff at the local computer shop did reassure me, they need me to bring in a copy of the warranty. Apparently the shop can't find its copy of the warranty - but have assured me, they realise the computer is still under warranty - but can't find it on their computer system!! Confusing -- No!!
I have ordered a new element for the oven, postage for an element is the same cost as the freight cost of the sewing machine.
I can only hope our local Post Master hands me the oven element with as much care and reverence
as the photo below - I would expect nothing less - knowing the cost of the postage.
And totally unrelated to anything at all. How excited was I to encounter two echidnas crossing the road - nose to tail - apparently part of the courtship process, with the male ambling behind.
We stopped to watch them crossing- with me telling the 5BN children how fortunate they were to witness the two together. We have only seen solitary echidnas ambling on their own previously.