Fitted a different kitchen tap (with rigid tails and no pull-out hose, so no rubber washers). Water seems to taste OK so far. The previous one is going to go into the shed with a sink from my parent's kitchen redecorating.
Our bathroom is now Dulux Tropical Lime (a colour not shown on their website - how trendy and up-to-date we must be). Very bright (the originally planned Wellbeing, a subtler green, was out-of-stock at Homebase). I fancy a shimmer overwash
on one wall, but am being resisted so far.
And having installed a load of critical updates to a new XP installation at work on Friday, watching paint dry is definitely more exciting. (Intsys have promised me more memory, but then they promised the OS upgrade in November. I hadn't hassled them since until actually needing it.)
More gardening, and bought two more waterbutts. Swept the gutters - while not as bad as the autumn leaves, the bud cases from the beech trees were enough to clog them (and for a sycamore seedling to have started growing in at one point).
Monday we went pond-dipping at Wicken Fen (an Emperor Dragonfly larva
being our most exciting find), and then a walk along the river in the rain for a pub lunch at the Five Miles From Anywhere
(which isn't a great pub, but there isn't much choice close to it).
And this morning the underfloor heating was leaking again
. Close to the same manifold as before, but a slightly different failure mode - a slit along the length of the hose close to the clamp, rather than round it at the clamp. Time for a letter to Nu-Heat
, I think.