Fridge adventures

Life doesn’t always pan out the way you expect. Sunday was a prime example of this. I woke up to make my breakfast and opened the freezer to get blueberries out. The first thing that caught my eye was how our frozen bananas were looking very brown and then I felt how the freezer was awfully warm. I had another look at the rest of the food in there and realised it was all defrosting. No wonder the flat sounded quiet, the compressor wasn’t running. I opened the fridge part and yup, same there. It was lukewarm.

As soon as Mim got up I told her what had happened. I started Googling how you figure out whether a fridge is repairable or not. Adulting stuff that I have no idea about yet. After some discussions, Mim and I figured there is not point in investing money into an old fridge and thought we were better at looking into where we could get a new one from. I frantically messaged people on Facebook market place. Hoping someone would reply as soon as possible. We knew at that stage in the morning it was out of our hands so we decided to still go to yoga, which we had planned on doing the night before. Perhaps needed after the less than ideal start to our day.

I cycled down to lululemon Brighton and Mim drove. I was planning on going to the track session after with the gym crew and needed my bike. Mim’s boyfriend Tom joined us for yoga too, which was such a nice surprise. It was really fun to have their company because usually I go alone.

Yoga has once again fallen off my radar for a while. I’ve been wanting to start again but just haven’t found the time with everything else going on. Therefore I was really looking forward to getting back on the mat and boy did it feel good! I felt quite stiff and the feeling of the body slowly getting rid of the stiffness with every movement was amazing. Lying down in savasana at the end of class was the cherry on top. I hadn’t felt that chilled for a while. God I’ve missed yoga and I hadn’t even realised how much I had missed it until I was there doing it. That’s the tough part, when you aren’t aware of what you’re missing until you are there doing it. It’s difficult to get back into something when you’ve forgotten about if there’s not much reminding you of it. I have noticed a bit more stiffness in my body than usual but that’s about it. That’s when you need to just get up, put on those gym clothes and go, force yourself to remember.

Having been back on the mat now I was once again reminded of the many reasons why yoga needs to be in my life. I’m now looking at studios in the area to see if there is somewhere I can try out. Mim was recommending Warrior One Yoga, which is quite nearby. I’m tempted!

After the class I turned to my phone to see if we’d received any replies about the fridges and bingo we had. There was a girl in Elwood who said we could pick it up in the next hour. Only small problem we had was, we had no way of transporting a fridge! Mim had the great idea of asking our friend Eric at the gym. The amazing guy he is he said he would help us out and he even had a trailer. What a guy! I decided to skip track, as much as I like going, having a functioning fridge was a bit more of a priority this day. We headed back to the flat and waited for Eric to arrive.

He picked us up and off we went to Elwood, which is not far from where we stay. We got to the building, and it looked alright from the outside. We went inside and walked up the stairs and that’s when things got a bit weird. There was a massive mattress in the stairwell outside the flat, there were cables going across from the flat across the hall to the one where the fridge was, that flat didn’t even have a door! It all seemed a bit odd. I knocked on the door, no answer. I knocked about three times until a young scrawny looking guy answered the door (he was clearly on something) and he barely even looked at me or spoke to me when he opened the door (Mim and Eric were standing at safety distance away from it haha). There was a lot of loud noises coming out from the flat and when I peaked inside there was just piles of stuff and writing scribbled all over the walls. My gut instinct was to leave and I mumbled this to Mim and Eric who agreed and we ran off. We couldn’t stop laughing on our way out, that had been stressful.

Still fridge-less we drove off far away from that place. I had received another reply from a guy in Beaumauris from good old Gumtree who was selling his fridge. I messaged him back asking if we could pick it up in half an hour and that wasn’t a problem. We were just hoping this place would be a bit more normal.

Luckily it was, they even had a rottweiler puppy there called Marley that we got to play with. Now that’s what I call a good turn out! She was incredibly cute. We strapped up our new fridge onto the trailer and then Eric helped us get it up into our flat. What a relief it was when we plugged it in and you could hear it working. It was now two in the afternoon. A pretty long start to the day but we were so happy that it all worked out in the end. Eric had to then leave to pick up his cute dog Kendrick at the groomers and Mim and I ran out to grab something to eat because we hadn’t eaten since breakfast. I’ll write more about that meal in a different post because wow. It was so goood.

So yes, you never know what’s going to happen when you wake up in the morning really, this was not at all what I had in mind. But, that’s what makes life interesting and we had a good laugh about it all along the way. The people at the first place I don’t think even realised we’d left because they never messaged us after we left. I’m so glad we left when we did!

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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