There are so many things we take for granted in life and it is not until you are in a situation you didn't anticipate happening, that we can truly be grateful for what we have. I remember going to stay with the outlaws for Christmas in 2009 and coming back to a freezing house as the boiler has gone. Never was I so glad for the insurance that we had taken out as it meant we were warm and snug within a few hours and not facing a ridiculous bill so soon after the expense of Christmas.
There are things we can do though that can make life easier, so, that if the unexpected does happen, we are not caught short. You may remember from my blog posts and tweete back in April that I was caught unawares when my ancient washing machine broke down and we couldn't afford to replace it. I was tweeting about the inconvenience of being without a machine, all those dirty smelly rugby kits were festering around the house and I was always in the launderette. My moans were noticed by appliances online who gave me the challenge to vlog about my need for a machine and if I was the lucky winner, I would win that machine! Never one to turn down a challenge, I accepted and won!
Until I was without a washing machine, I hadn't given it any thought whatsoever as to what I would do if it ever broke, I truly had taken it for granted and now I have my super dooper machine, I will make sure that I have a washing machine service every year in order to keep it in tip top condition. We service our cars and our bodies with health MOT's so why not our appliances?
It's the little things we do in life that keep the big cogs turning and make life easier all round and as a working mum with very little spare time, my cogs need all the help they can get!!
Peace and Love
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