Blowing a fuse.

You know what’s weird? (Well, other than the fact people watch Made in Chelsea – why?!) It’s weird when you open the fridge and it stays dark.

It’s take you a moment to realise what is different. Then you have a light bulb moment. A glance to the left makes you realise the freezer has no glow on its display either.

Oh buggering buggery.


blown fuse

A dash down stairs revealed a trip switch in it’s off position, and it doesn’t want to budge.

Now I am a clever sort of a girl. I can change a plug, so I changed the fuse in the fridge and ta da, the trip switch was happy to be reset and everything hummed merrily into life. Including me, humming a jolly little ‘I am probably an electrician’ sort of a tune to myself for a whole half an hour until I went to make a celebratory cup of coffee to discover the trip had blown again.


OK. I know, I will change the other fuse, the one in the sockety thing this time. Genius me.

Hoorah. We are all humming again. The freezer food is still icy. The fridge bulb has blown but I can hear signs of fridgedy life as it ticks into action.

Except everything blew again half an hour later. I have in my wisdom decided the fridge is to blame, possibly the bulb being blown is breaking some circuit or something and it has a distinctly evil swagger to it’s stance today. Just call me Brian Cox.

Another fuse slotted into the main socket and at least the freezer is on again, even if the fridge is now sat slowly warming it’s contents in the middle of the kitchen floor where I am hoping the other half may be able to perform man magic on it when he gets home.

Definitely time for a coffee. Except the on light is the only thing working about the kettle now, and that tiny blue bulb is going to take several millennia to boil the water.

Arse. Now I have no idea which of my evil appliances is to blame for blowing all the fuses, including the one in my brain box. Did the fridge blow the kettle or vice versa? (that sentence has a distinct appliance porn feel about it doesn’t it?!)

It is clear to me that the priority is to be able to boil water as without a constant drip feed of coffee I may well grind to a complete halt.

So I bought a new kettle. A shiny black one that is pretending to be the sort that Polly may have put on the fire to boil, but with the bonus of a plug and an auto off feature meaning Suki will never have to take it off again.

And I am guessing I will be ordering a new fridge in the morning.

And the washing up still hasn’t done itself. My kitchen hates me today. The feeling is mutual.

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. November 13, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    I love your writing Sonia. I would never have thought “that sentence has a distinct appliance porn feel about it doesn’t it?!” would ever appear in a blog post… but it just has!
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  2. November 13, 2014 / 6:26 pm

    This made my day ! A great post and I hope you don’t mind me having a chuckle at your woes, I am so with you it is infuriating when you can’t find the offending appliance that is the culprit when a fuse goes! πŸ™‚
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  3. November 13, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    How weird – I had exactly this problem the other day too – it was my iron that was to blame, which was really frustrating as it’s not that old and I like that iron!!!
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  4. November 13, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    Oh balls. I hope he was able to sort it out. I could do with a new kettle that one sounds lovely. Hope your kitchen is kinder to you tomorrow.
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  5. November 13, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Wow you’re handier than I am! I am completely useless when it comes to this sort of stuff. Hope it gets sorted soon for you.
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  6. November 13, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    You sound very knowledgeable when it comes to fuses, all I know is to turn the switch on, if this would have happened to me I would have been buggered from the start!xx
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  7. November 14, 2014 / 9:09 am

    Aaagh! Sounds like torture. Reminds me of last December when we were living in rented house and all the lights went out and appliances stopped working. Turned out the dishwasher had blown and there was some sort of random outside socket type thing which had got wet in the continual rain πŸ™
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  8. November 14, 2014 / 10:59 am

    I live with the feeling that my kitchen hates me everyday….and clutch on to the hope that someday, maybe at the ceremonial age of 40 I would’ve got it all together πŸ™‚ (As if!)

    Hope every little electrical thing is humming along harmoniously for you this weekend! Was a pleasure reading you. x

  9. November 14, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    Hate hate hate when appliances start to play up like that. I suppose they think it’s funny. I, on the other hand, do not.

    Hope it’s all sorted now
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    • November 18, 2014 / 9:38 am

      Nope, the man worked some voodoo on it and its fine – maybe it was the kettle all along!

  10. November 18, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    Great post, although I’m sorry to hear that your kitchen hates you today ;-). I have days like that. I definitely cannot live without the kettle though!
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  11. November 18, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    You are way too handy for your own good Miss Cisco. Do what I do, feign ignorance and wait for the other half to do it…….if you can bear waiting for 6 months that is! Sounds utterly infuriating I might add!
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