My oven is smiling and quite rightly too, after being abandoned by the previous tenants of this flat and left in the most obnoxious state it has now been transformed to how it must have looked inside when it was new.
I mean it was just YUK!! I shared these photos with the owner of the flat and the letting agency as they hadn't been included in the inventory. My first thought being 'I'm not being blamed for a disgusting mess like this'.
Who leaves a cooker in this state - quite possibly someone who didn't want their deposit back and just couldn't be bothered to clean as they went along.
I got in touch with a local chap that advertised an oven cleaning service, and on Tuesday afternoon he came with his van full of dipping tanks and equipment, and while the oven walls, shelves and trays were all soaking he spent over an hour scraping and scrubbing away at the rest of the oven.
Two hours later and it was all reassembled and sparkling clean.
And now I can cook in the oven again 😃
This morning I woke in a fug of 'can't be bothered, woe is me' and thought to myself I'm just going to drag on yesterdays clothes and go and watch some television today, but after a cup of coffee and an hour of watching TikTok on my phone I forced myself out of bed and into a hot shower.
It worked a treat to revive me, and less than an hour later me and Suky headed out for a longer than usual doggy walk. Along the river, through the town and up the lane to the old ruined castle. I didn't turn for home until I could see that her little legs were getting tired.
As she mooched around in the long grass sniffing at new smells I took in the beauty all around me, I touched a beautiful autumnal leaf on a tree and it came off in my hand. So I brought it home with me.
And ... I found a penny.
But my back's fine ... thanks 😆