We popped over to The House to measure up for an oven at the weekend. They currently have an electric oven in there whilst we really want dual fuel. They have no idea if there's a gas supply in there.
I don't really want to leave it to the last minute to work out whether or not we can get a dual fuel cooker because it might be too late by then. We'd also have to get someone in to fit the thing. And I doubt I'll be able to find someone to come out on a Saturday who won't cost an arm and a leg.
We have a microwave so it won't be like we can't eat. We can survive on ready meals, takeaway and, after Christmas, leftovers. However, part of our thrifty plan for presents this year was to make sweets and food for people. Can't do any of that without an oven!