Hello and welcome to my blog. I've been getting some thoughts & feelings, exasperations and the odd happy moment down on the blog which helps my sanity and, I hope, provides a little entertaining read for you for a couple of minutes!

Right now I am mostly concentrating on getting through a rocky financial patch which I really hope will be cleared (all being well) by the end of Summer 2013. In the meantime I need to concentrate on continuing to do well in my "new" job (actually got it in Sept 2011 but it still feels new!) and living my life as frugally as possible.

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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Oh Great!

So....come down with a crappy cold overnight and then have the boiler fail.  No hot water and no heating.
Engineer booked for tomorrow. 

The annoying thing is though, this is a repeat fault for something that's been happening on & off for months.  This will be British Gas's 4th visit.  They have refused to replace a part, just kept "cleaning it" (the heat exchanger). 

This time they will have me to deal with when they visit....and with a head cold, it won't be pretty.


  1. Up and at 'em, give 'em what for.
    Love from Mum

  2. Thanks Mum. I will. Grrr. Tell you what though, I am so glad I bought the thermal curtains when I did. Those along with a boost from a halogon heater for an hour or two have made the lounge really cosy so not missing the central heating at the moment. Hot water is a different story but we'll just have to boil kettles for washing up & strip washes in the morning. We'll survive!

  3. Hi long time no posting from me..had few probs..but i'm back..have got loads to catch up on with your blog..
    We just had our boiler serviced..it passed thankfully..we too have very heavy thick curtains all over the house keeps heat in and cold out...

    Hoping your feeling better soon..