An unexpected delivery for us last month turned out not to be Christmas coming early for us, but actually the arrival of our new roaster.
I must admit that the delivery was not entirely unexpected having placed our order for the second roaster a few months before. Due to delays and shortages, we had almost given up asking for a delivery time. But suddenly there it was and what a welcome surprise!
So now we have two machines, something I have always wanted, two roasters will give us so more scope and flexibility in the future.
With the arrival of the new roaster “In time for Christmas”, I could not help but cast my mind back to our first Christmas back in 1942
In contrast to our set up now, my father’s equipment was a hand operated 7lb, 3kg in new money, gas burning machine that he had bought second hand for £3. He had rigged it up on a stand with a cooler made from a domestic fan.