The other day when Drama Teen and Boyfriend were cooking tea, they came dashing in to say they didn't think they should carry on using the hob. Apparently there was smoke coming from where the knobs are, and a horrible, acrid burning smell!! I agreed it would be better to finish cooking using the microwave, and to turn the hob off and leave it off!!
So now we have to research what hob we want to buy, and start saving up to buy it! Which is going to take quite a while, as we've taken a huge pay cut to allow Mr Messy to work full time in his Photography Business. I don't mind though as having him around and happier (he is now doing something he really enjoys) is worth it :-)