Rear seal gone – bearings rusting on a 3 year old machine used by two people. Ariston Margherita 2000 ALD12S UK. Apparently that machine has had three different sets of bearings and seals. So to order spares, I have to take apart the machine and measure them. Not ideal as I would like to have the parts ready so I can do the whole lot in one go, not leave the machine apart while I wait for spares to arrive in the mail.
Whatever idiot thought that was a good idea at Merloni should be fired!!!
It seems Summer finally arrived last weekend, so after a bit of persuasion I talked Ian into cycling to Bath on the old railway cycle path. It was a stunning Sunday morning, perfect for a short 16 mile bike ride! The route being an old railway was mostly flat with trees and blackberry bushes either side (which we did go back this weekend to pick – yum). Halfway along we found the Avon Valley Railway so jumped on the steam train for a short ride down the track stopping to have a boat trip up the river and back. After a bit of lunch on the grass in the sunshine it was back on our bikes to Bath for a bit of shopping. Due to a couple of tender backsides we caught the train back to Bristol and cylcled home for a well earned rest.