It probably didn't help having two work Xmas parties in the space of a week. Boozing and being in close proximity to sick people = recipe to get sick. They were worth it.
In the meantime my washing machine broke. The hinge on the door to be precise. I replaced it as you can see in this sequence of DIY imagery below.
|Step 1: secure hinge with gaffer tape and put a container under the door. Note: this is not a permanent solution.|
|Step 2: take the front off because you dropped the other bit of the hinge in the guts of the washing machine|
|Step 3: find the bit of the hinge you dropped and get it out with a suitable implement|
|Step 4: put a new hinge on the door|
|Step 5: bolt the door back on in poor light|
|Step 6: result, a fully functioning washing machine|