With a Little Help From My Friends

Dead coffee jug

RIP coffee jug - it was fun while it lasted!

I brought this on myself, didn’t I? That last post about how helpful Heather is was just tempting fate, wasn’t it?

Sunday morning, I was filling up the coffee maker (Christmas present, 2010) and Heather decided she had to join in. So, over comes her little stool and up she pops. We count the scoops of coffee into the filter (she’s not bad at counting, although appears to have a bit of a blind spot for 5). So far so good. It’s when as I’m re-wrapping the coffee that it all goes a bit pear-shaped.

Heather points at the jug and says “water in there”. Maybe at this point I should see what’s coming next, but I don’t. So I turn back to wrapping up the coffee, and next thing I feel Heather move past my leg and SMASH!

Believe it or not, it’s moments like this when you realise you’re a parent – I’m too worried about her cutting herself to be mad. Especially when your daughter looks up at you, points to the glass shattered all over the floor, and says “fix it… sticky tape?”

So RIP coffee pot. It wasn’t an expensive machine, and I can get a replacement easy enough. What’s annoying, though, is that I don’t think I can replace just the jug, I’ll need to get a whole new machine. And ditch the perfectly functional existing one. Not exactly good for the environment, is it Logik?

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6 thoughts on “With a Little Help From My Friends

  1. Fix it…Sticky Tape. Im blaming Ben & Holly for that

    I’m sure you will be able to get a replacement jug from somewhere

  2. Doesn’t look like it. Logik is a Dixons (Currys) own brand, and partmaster.co.uk (their spares retailer) lists the replacement jug as being no longer available. Have asked the question of whether they have any tucked away, or can recommend anything else.

    Can buy a whole new unit for 15 quid, so it’s not the end of the world. Poor show, though.

  3. I think you’re being a bit harsh re Heather’s counting skills… everything goes up to 6… she definitely knows 5.

    You’re just lucky she didn’t recommend hiding the damage with glitter.

  4. I broke the glass jug on our percolator just after my first son was born – and this week, less than a fortnight after the birth of my second, I broke the glass jug on the espresso machine. The first I replaced (in it’s entirety for a tenner in argos) the second I shall survive without because my mug fits underneath the spout – so my espresso is just into my body quicker. I think that’s a winning result. Less washing up AND quicker caffiene fix…joy?

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