October 4th, 2002

A bag of holding would be really useful at this point

Up waaaaay too early so that I could be dressed and therefore semi-decent by the time the builders arrived to do what I devoutly hope will be the last bits of work on the bathroom. It's basically been in working order for the last couple of days but we keep getting last-minute crises...

Musings about wardrobes and clothesCollapse )

I wish the new borough council had as good a recycling policy as the one we've just moved from. The old one supplied clear plastic sacks (if you weren't using wheelie bins - and we weren't because we didn't really have anywhere out of the way to keep them) which they picked up every fortnight, and you could put any recyclable stuff except glass in those. So we used to keep one by the kitchen bin and pitch paper, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles, old clothes, whatever into it - the council would take it away and sort it out.

Apparently this new place only collects newspapers, which you have to bundle up and leave next to the bin. Bit of a shame, that, since newspaper is probably the thing we have least of for recycling; we don't get a daily paper and so the only ones we want rid of are the free weekly papers.

It's not that they don't have recycling centres for most of the usual sorts of things, it's just that I've got used to the rather more convenient way of doing things. Oh well.