On Boxing Day our oven broke. This was, as I'm sure you can imagine, as annoying as hell. As we're renting this meant that we weren't actually able to do anything without permission from the landlord who we can't directly contact.
We called the letting agents but as it was bank holiday there was no answer, and no emergency number, so we emailed them. They didn't get back to us until after David had called them again, as it turns out they are in the process of being taking over by another letting agents and our broken oven had slipped under the radar.
They duly called the landlord who said he needed to decide whether to fix it or get a new oven. After a week David called them back again and they prodded the landlord who agreed to let and engineer come round.
On Wednesday said engineer came around and had it fixed within half an hour. Woo! Working oven! Boo, three weeks without one but as the hob, grill and george foreman were all still working we weren't without cooking appliances, I was just getting baking withdrawal symptoms.
I did make lots of new things whilst it was out of action though.( Pictures, food chat and general blithering under the cutCollapse )
Right now I'm in the process of making candied peel to attempt the Sour Lemon Scones
I saw on picturing_food
the other day. Hopefully they'll be yummy!