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  • NorthernJoeNorthernJoe Posts: 549
     Northern Jo I haven't eaten meat for over 40 years, I have been told many times over many years, that. Vegetarians love meat,they just don't want to eat it. Untrue. I tried Linda McCartney sausages, I couldn't eat them because they tasted and "felt" like meat,they even look like meat.No ta
    When younger and still at home with the parents I was thinking of vegetarianism. I simply didn't like the texture of meat.  My issue is sense of smell is virtually non existent so my taste sense isn't great. That kind of leaves texture as being more important than it is for most.

    I would often get vegetarian meals out purely because I didn't like the steak and ale types pies or high meat content dishes a lot of pubs and restaurants do. Veggie pub meals are also the smallest portions which isn't good when your 6'4" and with a growing lad's appetite.

    It would have meant leaving chilli con carne and a few other dishes I liked but hey ho. Then my mum cooked a "special meal". It was a very high quality sirloin steak. She even cooked it to perfection! Oh I absolutely loved the way you didn't need to chew it as it melted in your mouth. I am not kidding it melted like chocolate!!

    After that I started to rethink. In pubs I started ordering steak and ale pies, game pies and even steaks. Not many in liked because of texture. Gristle and fat make me retch! I started you experience good meat based meals. I learnt I liked meat but it had to be good quality. 

    Imho if I hadn't had that home cooked steak I'd be Veggie now.  I doubt I'd be eating fake meat because I don't actually like meat texture. It's why I can't understand why there's a demand and a market for vegetarian meat. That's what it is afterall. Its meat eaters  conceit that vegetarians miss eating bacon or other meat. I could quite easily not eat meat because of its texture. That would rule out these fake meat products for me,  if I was Veggie. 
  • NorthernJoeNorthernJoe Posts: 549
    Why Oh Why does the bloody washing machine break just when you are going on holiday.  It washes fine but the flipping door wont open GRRRRR!!!!!

    Where's the chocolate.

    We turned off the fitted fridge last week to b defrost the ice box in it. It was starting to prevent the door closing. After a few days living out of a cool box and our big fridge/ freezer downstairs in the garage we turned it back on and found out the door was now broken! 

    So now we are living out of the cool box and forever running up and down the outside steps to get at the garage fridge!  As to replacing the fridge,  there's simply not much choice at all. Plus we intend you do something with the kitchen anyway as it doesn't work for us. We've only moved on early march this year.

    So we currently have a big appliance issue that will probably lead to a drastic solution.. current view from partner is to knock down that whole wall to make a kitchen diner space but no new kitchen yet. Then as more money open up doors to patio,  fill in other doors and get new kitchen.

    Not got money for it all so looks like we might be putting our old freestanding fridge freezer in the hallway for some time. Anyone guess how we'll get a 2m high fridge freezer up a long flight of stairs,  round the corner,  into the house abs through to the hallway with just two adults? 

    If it hadn't failed this action could be carried out better later on in one hit with the money to pay for it. Things don't always go to plan. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,770
    If it's just the hinges, you can get it turned so it opens the other way. That got us a few more years out of the old one until it fell off on my husband's head. Unfortunately it didn't knock any sense into him😒 @NorthernJoe
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,770

    Just a suggestion.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,454
    Managed to get the door to open by putting it on a different programme and restarting it.  Not sure what the problem was but it looks like it's sorted now.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,031
    @NorthernJoe … if you want a fridge freezer moved just get @WonkyWomble
    ask her husband and big brother. Individually they’re both at least twice her size but … she’s the one who got it moved 😝 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • NorthernJoeNorthernJoe Posts: 549
    B3 said:
    If it's just the hinges, you can get it turned so it opens the other way. That got us a few more years out of the old one until it fell off on my husband's head. Unfortunately it didn't knock any sense into him😒 @NorthernJoe
    I don't think it's just the door. It kind of jammed before closing  so there was a gap. My partner hit it and got it to close but it doesn't stay closed. It's like the magnet that keeps it closed has failed. 

    The ice box never closed and it ices up very quickly. It would probably need de-icing every couple of weeks anyway. I did think of the hinge trick but tbh that would have the door opening away from a corner so you'd not get much of an opening to get into it. Being a kind of big fella I don't fancy jamming myself between a fridge door and a kitchen cabinet to look into the fridge for stuff.

    The big issue is how to cope and make things as easy as possible until the long term solution can be found.

    My idea is replace with a new fitted one. Or get a joiner in to remove the fitted unit so a free standing unit can be used. More choice then. They are the two cheapest options. My partner's idea involves builders,  architects,  structural engineers, kitchen designers, specialist patio doors,  knocking through structural and outside walls. Creating a T shape without structural wall holding it up where one internal load bearing wall Ts into an outside wall where the patio door folds back to effectively remove the outside wall so the garden becomes the kitchen/diner/ living room. Phew. When you type it out it only sounds even more batshoot crazy!  Doable but with more money than you'd want too put into a 3 bed house. 
  • NorthernJoeNorthernJoe Posts: 549
    @NorthernJoe … if you want a fridge freezer moved just get @WonkyWomble
    ask her husband and big brother. Individually they’re both at least twice her size but … she’s the one who got it moved 😝 
    Did she hire someone or is she stronger than she looks? 
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 6,560
    Just texted no one son,going to see him tomorrow, put that his younger sister had just had her first jab,guess what my phone put.......she just had her first BABY
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,724
    guess what my phone put.......she just had her first BABY
    Did he choke on his tea?
    “There is no military solution
    Doesn't always end up as something worse”
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