Monday, 26 October 2015

Oven cleaning

Today, the first day of my REST. 

I have cleaned the oven. Last year I paid a nice man to do it. However this year, I spent the money I'd been saving in my 'clean oven purse' on some boots! So hands, knees, Mr Muscle and my steam cleaner have tackled the grime. How do ovens get so grotty? It was DISGUSTING! 
Not any more. It'll do, till I get the man back! 

I also have scrubbed out the dark corner unit that always smells a bit fusty. I put a portable dehumidifier in the back of it now. All contents have been sorted, washed and will be put back as soon as I've posted this. 

It's a gloriously curiously warm sunny day. I've washing pegged out and I've weeded the front again. I'll do the back 
another day. I want to sew tomorrow. 

Nowt much to report really. 
When I was pegging out, I perused the garden. The lawn really could do with its last cut. I've a fuschia that's going MAD! It's well over 6ft talk now and flowering like its life depends on it! It does. The flowers stopped me from hacking it down to ground level! 
This is the first year I've had holly berries on my little  remembrance holly tree. 
I wonder if they will last till the end of December? Does anything actually eat them? 
Some adorable blue little flowers I spotted in an overgrown tub! I just love the colour of them. 

Right, the sun has dropped already, it's only bloody half three! Must get the washing in, I hate it when it goes damp on the line. 
Tea last night was absolutely DIVINE. 
I tried out my new 2 in 1 Actifry. Chips in the bottom and then some Flat Iron steak on the top tray. I tried it after seeing Joy's blogs about it. It was juicy as anything. I cooked it medium and it was perfect! 
We are having those truffle thingies tonight. They better not splatter in my clean oven! Best get the spuds peeled! I love being off! This time normally, I'm taking the register and handing out juice and biscuits to the little Night Owls! 
Oh and Carol, I'll be posting you one of my billy bargain but very delightful M&S cards in December xxx 
Bye for now 
Lots of love from 
Rachel *Half Term is Bliss* Radiostar xx 

12 comments:

  1. This post title was riveting!! I just had to pop over to read! :-)

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    1. I know! I don't know how I come up with them day after day!!

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  2. I've attacked the corner of the sitting room which always get filled with junk ditto dining room table. I am now lying knackered on the sofa oh & I cleaned the bathroom, my oven remains as clean as you saw it several posts back - well slightly cleaner I did do the grimy door! I wish I could sew tomorrow I can't I'm back in work - lots of jealous sighing have fun x

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    1. Well, technically I should be doing the bathroom today, but a quick wipe round with an antibacterial wet wipe thingy will do, I've sewing planned! I'll get scrubbing again on Wednesday

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  3. Are you supposed to clean ovens then? I just thought you bought new ones when you couldn't see through the glass anymore :) Only kidding ..... or am I? It's nice to get a few jobs done and then do something for yourself so I hope you get to do some sewing tomorrow. Holly and red berries, Christmas is a coming xx

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    1. I'm determined to get cracking on my soft toy business!

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  4. I do not like housework and I think that ironing and cleaning the oven are the pits, so I wipe the oven out every time I use it and do the ironing as quickly as possible. Boring and all that but it works, mostly. I have been known to let the ironing pile up until I have to do it or go naked, not a pretty thought.

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    1. Well, my advice Pam, is don't do the ironing naked! Dangerous X

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  5. I HATE cleaning ovens. Hate, Hate, Hate.
    Glad you liked the steak. I love it - even I can cook it and make it taste nice.
    Re the holly, my parents always cut what they want in November and keep it in a bucket of water until Christmas because, sadly, if they don;lt the birds will have eaten all the berries. It works fine.
    J x

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    1. Ahh cheers for that Joy X I think I'll cut a little sprig today and stash it in the cellar X

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  6. Cleaning the oven is a rotten job and mine desperately needs doing. I was tempted to get a professional in but I really should just get on with it. X

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    1. It's such a hateful task. Being a grown up is not all it's cracked up to be!

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