Sunday, 2 July 2017

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This is a very boring post today because all I'm doing is singing the praises of my new washing machine and Currys.

After spending 3 hours messing around with our old one on Friday evening we decided a new one would have to be bought. The fact it was stood in the middle of the kitchen with the top off because the only way to open the door was for Mark to stick his hand inside and release the catch manually, sort of sealed the deal. 

The remit was basic. I definitely didn't want a washer/dryer this time but I did want one with a short wash cycle and I wanted it as cheap as possible because I hate spending money on things like this.

After a little bit of research - not too much I might add - we were still trying to salvage some of our Friday night - Currys came up trumps.

The added bonus was they offered free next day delivery and would also take the old one away for £15. So, we ordered it at 11am yesterday and it was at the house for 8.15am this morning. You can't grumble at that service can you. 

And what did we choose. Well, I'm not loyal to brands or makes and as long as it washes my clothes I'm happy. It's a Logik and I love it - as much as anybody can love a washing machine that is. Plus it was in the sale and had £110 discounted.

It has a 40C wash that's done and dusted in precisely 26 minutes and if I want an extra spin that takes just 14 minutes. It also has a countdown clock which I think is brilliant. Since our last purchase around 6/7 years ago this might be pretty standard but it's new to me and I'm mightily impressed. 

I've happily played with my new toy today and worked my way through 3 loads. All clean, all dry and all folded up in the basket waiting to be ironed. The cycles are that quick that we even took advantage of Thomas being at a party and went to our local for Sunday lunch. 

I am one happy housewife :) Warning: Extremely boring picture of new washing machine coming up!
           

xxx


18 comments:

  1. Not boring at all, it's nice to know there's someone else who can feel thrilled at small pleasures! Lovely blog of real life, too many blogs featuring "perfect life" out there these days.

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    1. I do feel thrilled Jan. We got one at a good price, it was delivered within 24 hours, the old one has been taken away and I've done 3 loads of washing in half the time I normally would. I'm very happy indeed.

      Life is certainly not perfect here at Number 38 by a long chalk. There are good times and bad times but I try to get thorough the latter with a good moan on here and a laugh and a smile :) xx

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  2. No definitely not boring Suzanne. I love the countdown clock on my washing machine too.
    A pub lunch was just the thing for us too today. It's been rather hot so I'm glad I didn't have to cope with nearly every part of the cooker on.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Sheila, the countdown clock is brilliant! It's opened up a whole new world of timing for me. Instead of guessing when the cycle will end I now know and if we're going out I can choose whether to hang on for a bit and peg out or not.

      We really enjoyed our pub lunch, maybe because we don't go out very often but probably because Thomas wasn't with us bored stiff. It was very relaxed and laid back. Glad you enjoyed yours as well, having something cooked for you is a real treat and especially if they're going to wash up afterwards as well :) xx

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  3. Like me you are easily pleased. My most used program on the machine is 39 minutes and it has a super spin of 1600. Like many modern gadgets it has 95% of things I don't use, simplicity is best for me! Mmmmm lovely cold beer just right for this sunny day

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    1. Oh I am so easily pleased Tania and I like that I am, it makes life really quiet pleasant :) I use a 40C wash for everything apart from the things I knit and then I put a wool wash on. I wonder if people ever use all the different settings, I know I won't use any of them. I always give an extra spin because it makes drying that bit quicker.

      The beer was lovely. I enjoy a cold lager on a summers day and it went down a treat. xx

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  4. Not boring - essential. The washing machine breaking is the household appliance disaster that is the biggest pain.

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    1. A washing machine is definitely essential MMC. That's why I was so pleased with Curry's service with their next day delivery because it wouldn't take long for the washing to pile up here. It's not so much getting it all done, but it's getting it dried and ironed. I'm a very happy person indeed today! xx

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  5. This is a funny post, I'll tell you why. I record a lot of English shows and yesterday we were watching Escape to the Country and Location, Location, Location. Garry said one thing he noticed on these shows is that everybody has the washing machine in the kitchen! That is unheard of here. I said well, we all have basements, so all of that stuff, washing machine, dryer, deep freeze, furnace and hot water tank is downstairs in the laundry room. I did say that some English houses do have a utility room off the kitchen where they keep all that stuff. Having a basement doubles our living space as it is all finished. We have a huge family room, an office, sewing room, bathroom, laundry room and big storage room down there. Upstairs we have a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and 3 bedrooms. We also have a sunroom the length of the side of the house. You'd think with all that room, and only 2 people we'd have tons of room but we are bursting at the seams,lol. A major declutter is in order I think!!! Did you get a separate dryer as you didn't want a combo?

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    1. Yes, everything is generally in the kitchen over here. If you have a utility room it's an added bonus and a pantry is something a lot of us can only dream of lol.

      I sometimes watch Supernanny in the USA and I'm always amazed at the size of the houses over the pond. They are huge but must be standard as everybody seems to live in one. Garry wouldn't believe his eyes at the size of some of the property over here. Mark passed a new estate in the week and he said the houses are so narrow it's hard to imagine how anybody lives in them. What they tend to do here now is build 3 storey. We have this style at the back of us. On the ground floor there is a kitchen/diner and maybe a small utility room, the first floor is their lounge and possibly a bedroom and then the third floor you have another 2 bedrooms. Personally I don't think I'd like my lounge to be upstairs but everyone has a preference don't they.

      I think whatever space you have small or large you tend to fill it. Amy and Thomas have quite small bedrooms but they've learned not to hoard which is no bad thing. Mind you, they have my genes so that helps as well. I'm constantly clearing stuff out of the house!

      We bought a washer/dryer last time because we didn't have space for separate appliances when we had the kitchen fitted because I wanted a dish washer. I never got on with it. Everything used to come out creased and impossible to iron. I've had a dryer before and it was a godsend so we are thinking of buying a separate one and putting it in the shed. I don't use them very much anyway but in winter there are always clothes on the airer so I probably need one. xx

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    2. I think one of our problems is that we are both pack rats. Can't get rid of stuff cause we might need it, yeah right!!! We also have a double garage and a shed that are full to bursting!! Our house is by no means big by today's standards over here. Today houses have what we have but with another floor on top. So probably another 1000 sq. feet at least. Ours is very typical of houses that were built in the 1960's. What we do have that the newer houses don't have is a big lot. 50'x100'. Today they build two narrow houses on that size lot and go up higher. All in all I'm happy with my house but, like most people, I'm sure there are things I would change if I was building new. That's not going to happen, we'll be here until we can no longer look after it. But must get rid of some stuff!!!!

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    3. 'Stuff' is a pain the backside but I know what you mean about 'what if'. I go through stages of keeping things just in case then a few months later when it's getting on my nerves I throw it all away. Why I don't just do that in the first place I don't know.

      Do you ever pop on to Bless' blog? She did a massive de-clutter last year it was quite inspirational. They say to start with a drawer and then take it from there. As long as you don't keep everything and put it into another drawer that is lol. xx

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  6. Did you watch it while it did the washing too?
    I don't blame you for being excited, I know I would have been, especially with your old one having been so temperamental. It's a strange day in this house when the washing machine isn't being used. X

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    1. I did Jules! Twice :) because I couldn't believe how quickly it had finished the first time round I wanted to make sure it wasn't just a glitch.

      The machine goes on here every day as well, sometimes twice. On the rare occasion it doesn't it's because I just can't be bothered sorting through the laundry basket yet again, but it just means I have double to do the day after. xx

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  7. nothing dull about a washing machine. What would be dull, is life WITHOUT a washing machine!
    Mine is an LG and I love it. drum big enough to wash quilts, and it plays a little song when the cycle is done! See? I am easily excited by washing machines too, so I totally get your joy!

    Still no email from me. Sorry. meant to do it, but with Bill away, Violet has been stuck to me like glue! xx

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    1. You're right there Sadie. I can't imagine not having a washing machine. When it wouldn't open, full of clothes and water the first thing I did was tell Amy not to put anything at all in the laundry basket!

      That must be a big drum if you can fit a quilt in. That would have been handy here at times thanks to Wendy :( I love that your machine plays a song. What would be really good is if you could choose your own like the ringtone on a phone haha. Mine beeps at me. Tbh my life is all about beeps. The oven beeps, the fridge beeps if somebody leaves the door open, the microwave beeps, and now the washing machine beeps. And guess what. Yep, nobody can hear those bloody beeps apart from me!

      Don't worry about the e-mail. I know you've got a lot on. We'll have a catch up when things are a bit quieter :) xx

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  8. Yay, you got a new washer! Good for you! I probably need a new washer, myself, but I am trying to hang on to it as long as I can! It is about 25 years old, a top loader, the knob to turn the settings is broken (I push it in with my finger), occasionally, it needs prodding with a chopstick to get it going, and sometimes, the spin cycle doesn't remove all the water, so I have to wring the items by hand! But, in my mind, it still "works" because, it does wash the clothes...

    I really haven't decluttered anything worth speaking of, this year. Nothing like last year!

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    1. You sound like me Bless. We've been messing around with the washing machine for a few weeks now. It's been a lot of faff and a lot of water! But, when we'd done what we'd done it still washed so I didn't see the need for a new one.

      Mark sticking his hand between all the wires to open the door sealed it's fate though. It was turned off but it still looked pretty dangerous. The new one is brilliant - no complaints at all so far.

      If you never declutter anything again you did your fair share last year :) xx

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