Tuesday, 9 October 2012

One of those days

Have you ever had one of those afternoons when nothing goes right? Chasing your tail to get things done? Well today was one of those days for me. I wasn't going to write a post as I've been trying to catch up with some housework before settling myself down to do some studying. Before long however tiredness swept over me and I started to drop off on the sofa - possibly because the central heating was just a tad too warm - who knows. Anyway to rally myself around I made a cuppa. Getting the milk from the fridge I spotted these - big mistake.

The label said grill for a few minutes - but being impatient and short of time I put them in the toaster  BAD IDEA!

It was obvious straight away that they had got stuck inside the thing. So switched it off, pulled out the plug and proceeded to pull them out. BUT they were having none of it.

I shook it

and bashed it

Put things in it (I know you're not supposed to but I was getting desperate)

It took four types of implements to dig the things out

By now I was getting bored with the whole idea of my cuppa
which incidentally was now stone cold.
In all, this procedure took almost an hour from start to finish -  AND to top it all, just when I thought it's all over and I'd cleared up all the mess, I thought I'd better switch the toaster on again just to make sure it was all clear and the SMOKE ALARM kicked in - clearly it wasn't empty of its contents after all!!
So - the moral of the story is - when you feel sleepy in the afternoon, just go with it. I could easily have used that hour to have a nice cosy doze and feel refreshed afterwards instead of fighting the toaster. I'm an hour short of reading - and now I'm writing THIS. Oh well there's always tomorrow.
Oh and by the way I did eventually get my tea and guess what - put the silly pancakes in the microwave - 20 seconds job done!!
Have a good week


  1. I'm so glad to read that I'm not the only person to get in a complete mess with toasters! I can't help thinking that they are a crumb producing invention of the devil!!!! Jx

  2. Toasters - they have a mind of their own. I know mine does. It either burns things or the bread that's meant to be toasted still resembles bread and not toast. And what is it about the crumbs - you clean them up and the next time you look there's still plenty around even though you haven't used the damn thing! Yes, the microwave is easier and even the grill!

  3. Oh dear Patricia! Yes, the sleep would have been a better idea. I love an afternoon snooze but dont get the chance often since I am usually at work! It can just give you the boost you need.

  4. Oh, dear - much better to have stayed snoozing. What an afternoon - glad to see you finally got your afternoon tea and the pancakes do look very tasty:)

  5. Oh dear it does look like one of those days. I'm glad you still had some pancakes to enjoy.
    Sarah x

  6. Take deep breaths, count to ten very, very slowly and say to yourself over and over again, this is will pass! Hope today was a better day.

  7. Oh my goodness! That sounds really frustrating.

    Seems like you day got better, I hope so.


  8. Oh dear - we've all done it at one time or another I'm sure. Better luck next time.

  9. oh dear, well next time, i guess you'll know. they do look delicious!


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