We’re now back in London. We ended up having a rather late night – the fridge was still much too warm (our milk had gone off, creating a massive stink). I had the extremely clever idea of defrosting the freezer to see whether that fixed it. We’d never done this before as it’s meant to be a frost free model but years of having the kids (and us) open the fridge and peer formlessly in hasn’t done it much good.
And it worked! I can go grocery shopping.
We still have the leak under the sink – it’s coming from the pipe from the Quooker. This is a boiling water system so we don’t have a kettle – it also does the hot water for the sink. For some reason, the house was plumbed in such a way that to get hot water through the kitchen sink “normally”, you have to run the hot tap for at least two minutes. Which is annoying.
So we got the Quooker system, which works very well. Unless it has a leak from one of the pipes. Then I can’t run the hot water and can’t have a coffee. My husband is going to fix it today. I hope.