|You have served me well, Philips blender|
I don't actually remember when or how I got this blender, and I'm not sure how often I've used it. To be totally honest, I only remember making three or four milkshakes and three lots of soup with it. That isn't exactly heavy use, so I wasn't impressed at it dying on me. There's a chance it could be the fuse which has blown, but the strong smell of burning shortly before it stopped working suggests it was in fact the motor. Either way I don't have the least idea how to go about repairing it.
Like any true mourner, I will leave a respectful interval before replacing the sad broken appliance with a shiny new model - actually it's because I can't afford to buy one just yet, but let's pretend it's out of respect for the old blender's loyal service - but I have researched and chosen a suitable model. Introducing...
Now all I have to decide is whether I actually need a blender at the moment, as my cooking will be limited until my exams finish on June 7th and then will be taking place on an entirely different continent while all my own equipment languishes in storage. Perhaps I will simply have to manage without any summer smoothies and buy my new blender in September.