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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

a relaxed and chilly day, but then ...

Sunday lunch. Roast beef with and onion gravy and veg
All started OK with the promise of re-heating some boneless rib beef I cooked on Sunday and an easy warm winter meal. Today started with a lovely walk enjoying the natural beauties of a hoare frost and some life enhancing photography around my village and Nottingham.
See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frenchyphil/sets/72157625549396134/.


blocked kitchen sink

lagged pipe

brute force and ice particles

Then I discovered that the kitchen outflow pipe that had frozen on Sunday and had been lagged by yours truly had decided to freeze again. Reluctantly I took it all to bits, banged out the ice and re-assembled the piping in my amateur way. Now it drips both ends and I think that I may have broken the seal. Bugger. Meanwhile the cats from next door (oblivious of the tension) are constantly mooching bits of beef from me. I have phoned the plumber and await his call.


Harris and Soufie begging for food. bless 'em.
Ah well more medium dry Amontillado sherry and hot mince pies for me then. I look forward to the ice flow feature outside my kitchen tomorrow morning.

5 comments:

Gailsman said...

I trundled through Highfields this morning on my way to work, and took several photos of frozen trees and the frozen lake. I don't think I have experienced the cold like I did today. Even when I stick my hand into the freezer cabinets at Sainsbury's.

Phil Lowe said...

Sainsbury's? Surely you mean Tesco's!? True GM twas very cold and very beautiful mate.

French Fancy... said...

Every picture tells a story - shame it happened

khushi said...

Great picture story....a leaking pipe...bad! I broke the toilet seat today, and the plumber did not come in..I wonder which one is worse...a broken seat or a blocked sink and leaking pipe..:/ I vote for the pipe...real bad.

Nick B. said...

Same over this way (down to -9) except I discovered mine when I heard running water in the kitchen - the washer flooding the floor! Just caught this in time and most relieved as I usually leave the washer to run unattended. Only a short section frozen where it passes through the wall horizontally which was cleared after 30 minuted with a hairdryer...