Busy doing pics this afternoon... it's a good time of year for someone that paints in the dark.
What's not so good is being disturbed. By what you may wonder... bloomin blokes!!
Fk me, last year I couldn't really be arsed with geezers cluttering up my life what with my new(ish) house. This year, well since the summer... I can't move for chaps everywhere. It must be some weird aura I've developed as even the company perv (and he's a proper man-tart) is hanging around like some lost puppy all the bloomin time, making jokes & swatting me with clipboards (production managers always have to have clipboards handy). I'm used to a certain amount of dicking about with that one after five years of working for the same companies but he's gone a bit mental I think. Unlucky for him no-one would touch his with any length of barge-pole precisely because of his man-tart ways. Northerners, a strange lot.
Where's my quiet life gone...? Meh, next time I'm moving to a real castle.
Now, I'm going to waffle on about water for a mo, look away if you're expecting an exciting read about fighting off space mushrooms armed with sharpened celery sticks or something.
There's something strange going on with the water here. It's normally as hard as a pebble anyway but over the last couple of weeks I've noticed it's more difficult to get the washing up done, it only happens properly when loads of washing up liquid goes in for plenty of sudsy fun with cleaning.
According to the Anglian water report the hardness has not changed at all (well, up until last Sept) with a total hardness of 2.78 or CaCO3 278 mg/l. I don't know how often they test as I can't be arsed reading pages of numbers, probably as often as I decide to pay the money grabbing tossers I expect.
As I don't test for that for my fish I don't really worry, but I do test for NO3 as most fishkeepers do, and even the water company report says it varies from 10.4 to 21 mg/l... which I think is a bit generous as I've seen it higher.
is why I now have to use more bubble bath... grrrrrrrr.