Our microwave caught fire three days ago.
I had just heated something up and taken it out of the microwave and closed the door. There were a few seconds left of heating time so it continued switched on while the timer ticked away.
I returned to the living room to start our lunch when I heard a sizzling and spitting and then a loud bang. I instantly smelt smoke as I came into the kitchen and cautiously opened the door to the microwave and I saw the side panel alight and a flame shot up along the panel.
|Does not look like much now but when it was in flames it did!!|
I quickly closed the door and called Sr P but by then the microwave had switched it self off.
I was quite surprised it did not trip the lights and cut the power but it didn't! We do have a safety switch which turns off the lights if it detects overheating or a fuse blows but it didn't go off! Sr P is going to get the electrician in to check it out to be on the safe side and at the same time disconnect the mircowave and help him dismantle it from the wall fixture .It was 9 years old so I don't think it will be worth the bother to get it repaired.
Buying a new microwave is presenting a few difficulties because it has to be exactly the same size as the old one to slot into the wall fixture and I also need it to match my oven and fridge which is stainless steel.
Beware eye candy overload!!
The Covid restricts have been prolonged to the 1st March so we still cannot leave the city!
We thought this Sunday we'd go to the top of the top and look down over the rooftops of Alicante. It wasn't the prettiest of day as it was overcast ,chilly and quite hazy; right... so it can't be blue skies every day.
The top is the castle but we decided we would rather go for a walk up to the Hermitage of the Santa Cruz an area which is at the top of the old town situated on the castle slopes.
We used the new pathway up to the Hermitage and the Santa Cruz area of the old town (still called new even though it is about 4 years old), it is a good place to be able to look down over all the city centre new and old.
The Hermitage was our first stop. It is closed of course due to Covid but the view from there is fabulous. It is a bit of a climb but here in the Santa Cruz area of the old town everything is a climb wherever you go.
|La Hermita de la Santa Cruz|
This hermitage is where they house the Santa Cruz (The Holy Cross float) which only comes out at Easter and the Santa Cruz brotherhood carries it and parades it along these narrow narrow streets and the procession takes the cross down to the cathedral to be blessed. It takes ten men to carry the Crucifixion float (the Santa Cruz) down all those streets and then take it back up again... no mean feat!
We went up a little further to a small mirador(viewpoint); part of the castle wall .
|At the top of the Old Town|
We then took another route down through the labyrinth of streets to get back to the car. These streets do seem confusing and you can easily loose your sense of direction but as Sr P told me years back you just have to remember to keep going downwards towards the sea.
Definitely no cars up here!
I often wonder about the elderly people who live in this neighbourhood. They must be tremendously fit with all the steps they have to climb!
Some of the old houses have been restored and are used as summer accommodation.
My legs ached lots after all those steps but it is worth it as I always feel better for it.
Latest large RAOCK 6 inch flower to be dropped off very soon with a few others from my stash.
No pattern all free-form. Made with bits of leftover yarn,hook 3,5 and a yellow marble in the middle.
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