This morning when I was making breakfast, I discovered that my old Carlton duo Toaster was no longer working
Attempts to revive it were mad (i.e checking the plug, the fuse and the wall socket) but all things pointed to the fact my toaster, which I purchased in 1990 had died.
I know I should have realised it was on it's way out a few months ago when I noticed that it was not toasting the bread so much on its current setting. I had increase the setting, and that appeared to work.
Even though it had a broken plunge switch, (some years ago a bit of plastic broke off of the plastic switch you use to initiate toasting) it still gave faithful service right up to the end.
The family have asked for funeral to be a private service, and in stead of flowers please send donations to St Mungos a charity for the homeless