Just in case you were wondering what happens when you use regular dishwashing liquid in the dishwasher: This.
This is just one example of my many domestic disasters. Yeah, won’t be doing that again when I run out of tablets. What WAS I thinking?! Not my brightest moment. I’ve burnt tea towels, mistook cornflour for icing sugar, used bleach on a lamanex sink counter (which turns it yellow) and then there was this incident…
It was the in the early years of my marriage, and we lived away from both our families. Over the December uni break, we decided to spend a chunk of 6 weeks with our families. We organised the house for going away for an extensive period…and just before we were about to leave, we decided to turn the power off to conserve energy. We emptied the fridge so it was all good. Off we went, spent Christmas away, and when we came back, we immediately turned the power on again and got back into our suburban life. But there was this terrible smell somewhere in the house and it took us a while to work out where it was coming from.
Then…we remembered the chest freezer. Oh dear! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! It was WORST SMELL of rotten meat that had — when we turned the power back on — been re frozen again. Ack! It was horrible! Cleaning it out was horrendous. I had the top layer of my beautiful wedding cake in the freezer too..
Daisy Wedding Cake
(our wedding was in the pre-digital age)