We can't put it off any longer. The freezer door won't shut properly so it's time to defrost the darn thing.
I hate this job. Finding a place in the small freezer section of our 'fridge to put the fish and meat; wrapping up the veg, bread and other stuff in newspaper and freezer blocks and stuffing it all into a cool bag to squeeze into the fridge along with everything else. Then the impatient wait for all that ice to melt, helped along by bowls of hot water. Newspaper and towels in the floor to soak up the melt water.
I have heard that you can buy self defrosting freezers these days. Perhaps when our ancient model finally gives up the ghost we may invest in one.
Until then, we just have to put up with this messy job once a year.