|Nowadays I have my own fabulous Beesley Brothers to make sure we have lots of Christmas treats baked on Christmas day!|
I never thought I'd have ANY particularly interesting appliance stories but it turns out there were several lurking in my memory.
In the end it was a toss up between the "Fridge that wouldn't Fit" and "The Day we didn't have Turkey!"
Well with it being so close to December and everyone starting to get the festive feel, combined with the moral of the story being that a solution from PartSelect would quite possibly have saved the day, we have gone with "The Day we Didn't have Turkey!".
Of course, I'm not just talking about any day, I'm talking about the day that it most matters to have turkey. Christmas day of course!
I was living at home with my mum. My brother had moved out and we knew we wouldn't get to see him over Christmas so mum was already miserable about that. A few days before Christmas we found the cooker had become rather temperamental. Every time we turned it on, it would work for a while and then turn off. Then we found some days it would work, others it wouldn't. But as it was getting so close to Christmas at that point, the electricians were all charging a fortune for call outs so mum decided to risk it and leave it until after Christmas to call the electrician.
Come Christmas day we were very much hoping that the cooker would be in a good mood and play ball, but alas it wasn't to be. We resigned ourselves to the fact that we would not be having turkey that day.
Then mum suddenly perks up and cheerfully announces that as the microwave is working we can have some soup!
Sorry but soup on Christmas day just doesn't cut it for me. It is the one time of year that I really look forward to having Roast Turkey. Microwaved soup just isn't the same I'm afraid.
Christmas passes and the electrician visits. Turns out it was just one of the hob parts that was faulty. He replaces it in minutes and then the whole cooker, oven and all starts working again.
Once repaired our trusty cooker carried on working many more years and didn't let us down again. If only PartSelect had existed that cold, dark, Turkey-less Christmas. Then perhaps we would not have been turkey-less after all.
“This blog post is my entry into the Tots100/PartSelect ’Love Your Appliance’ competition.”