Sunday 10 August 2008

Burning down the House - Trip down memory lane

I popped in to visit EM's blog this morning and read a funny story on her blog, it reminded me of a similar experience and so I decided to spill the beans on one of my VERY RARE accidents...
Our toaster was not working properly and I love toast and so I always found myself standing there holding the down button for the few minutes it took to brown and crisp my bread. On this particular day I was busy and so I devised a contraption using a heavy kitchen implement, I believe the pestle from my mortar was my accomplice, marble and nice and heavy, fit the requirement well.
I am not sure what I did next, I am thinking back about 3 years so whatever distracted me is long last in the recesses of my mind, but the image of my lounge and dining room filled with smoke is still very vivid, as is the image of my toaster on the counter, a retro looking mini fireplace burning cheerily on the kitchen counter. I managed to unplug it and ran outside tossing the blackened bread onto the patio outside where it died a sudden death. Luckily we had loads of windows and sliding doors so everything was left open, the blackened cabinets did not need more than a wipe and I got myself a nice new toaster. Lesson learned.

7 comments:

Tracy said...

What could have distracted you from your toast? Was it perhaps Baxter stealing and burying apples, or maybe it was when he ate the whole box of marshmellow easter eggs...... or maybe when Nala ate the box of mosquito coils??

Natalie said...

OMG yep. lots of exciting things were always going on between the fish, birds, cats, dogs AND hamster..really could have been anything!!!

Tracy said...

Must have been huge I mean to forget TOAST!!! Maybe it was the birth of the hamsters??

Tracy said...

Hey by the way, did you get my arb. 10 sec. video of Morgs in B class the other day? Trying out my new toy :)

Natalie said...

LOL I ee you get me and my craving for toast...with bovril...with fish paste...ahhhhhhh....
I did get the video clip - thanks it was pretty cool to watch! NICE TOY!!!

English Mum said...

Hee! Glad I'm not the only pyromaniac in our gang!! x

Natalie said...

EM - Yep, we sure do know how to keep those home fires burning don't we? :)