Sunday morning was the ideal time to pressure wash the patterned concrete step, path and drive in preparation for sealing it (a job that hasn’t been done as often as it should be). All was going well, though we had to change over hosepipes part-way through. And then . . . pouff or rather BANG!

Everything has now come to a halt while we wait for my brother to drop off his pressure washer sometime this evening! (A scrubbing brush and soapy water doesn’t cut it).

Hubby will check to see if it can be repaired; if not, a new one is on the cards – which will be our seventh domestic appliance to be replaced since January 2020. Our sixth domestic appliance is the Dyson vacuum cleaner which blew up on Friday!

Thank goodness from now on everything must be repairable in the UK, with parts easily obtained!