Thursday, 19 April 2012

Bits and bobs

Apologies to those who were expecting more...

Daughter has norovirus and is upstairs finally asleep, having been up till gone two sat in the bathroom. I know. I was there. I am so hoping this is the same one that I had on 30th March, and not a new strain that I shall succumb to. I have never felt so ill in all my life. It was worse than childbirth. I couldn't move. I lost 8lbs overnight.

And how do I remember exactly what date it was? Why, it was the day after the 2 year warranty on the microwave ran out. I'd thought something wasn't quite right for a few days previous but didn't have time to investigate. And then when I was ill and younger son said microwave didn't seem to be working I was past caring. So it was about 4 days later that I finally tracked down the receipt only to find that I'd missed out by days. I wasn't impressed given that this was a Miele, which I thought would have been a lot more reliable. After all the Sanyo microwave that I'd had previously, bought from Argos for less than half the price, had lasted 5½ years before it expired. But fortunately the supervisor in the customer care department sanctioned an under the warranty free repair. Turned out to be a customer serviceable part, anyway. A "wave guide" which had got damaged and was turning the microwaves back instead of letting them through.


  1. I'm so sorry about the norovirus. One can't believe how low one can be laid until something like that happens.

  2. Nice to hear that there is still *one* brand (albeit the most expensive one) that believes in customer service. Planned obsolescence I believe it's called.

    Hope you didn't get NV again and that your daughter is now fully recovered.

  3. No I didn't get NV again, but now I've got inflammation of my left eyelid so I'm not liking this strange sunshine we're having which is a real shame seeing as how we've had so much rain recently, and also I can't wear my contact lenses for a week which is very annoying. Still at least it only took 25 minutes in the eye hospital, and I haven't got another ulcer on my eyeball (having had 3 of those in the last 2 years, which take 6 weeks to fully heal and which require at least 3 hours in the hospital). So, ups and downs.

  4. Could you send the norovirus this way please? I could do with losing 8lbs.