Now the weather has really picked up things are happening outdoors.
MrFF has reconnected our outdoor solar shower, he used it on Tuesday, the next day we both used it. The water wasn’t exactly scalding for my first al fresco shower this year, in fact it went from moderately warm to decidedly cold. I’ve been reading recently about the benefits of cold water swimming and cold showers, so I put on my grown up face and got on with it. A brief spell under the chilly water, apparently 30 seconds is enough to make a difference to your mental and physical health, wasn’t a problem as once out I soon dried and warmed up in the sun. This could become regular therapy round here.
You may know MrFF
cobbled together engineered the shower years ago from bits and pieces we had. Now the old table top that holds the coiled water pipe has seen better days. We are having an upgrade, the wooden platform will be replaced by a redundant satellite dish and we are having a modesty screen made from garden trellis that came with the house. I always have a frisson of concern that someone might come walking down the road, lean over the wall to admire my garden and see more then they expected. Additionally the set up needs attention soon as Enrico has decided the rotting wooden platform is an ideal sleeping place, the dish will hold him much more securely though being metal it will perhaps be too hot for comfort.
And speaking of reusing and recycling, last week I refused to wash one of MrFF’s work shirts as the front was only attached to the back by a few threads. He found a worthy replacement as you can see below. Next day he discovered a diamond shape patch of sunburn on his back in the exact shape of the rip. Sometimes you can be just too Yorkshire for your own good.