Saturday is bath day in my house! I’ve rearranged this auspicious event as Meanqueen, alias Ilona, is coming to visit and we’re off to the land of my father……..FOWEY!! for the day so I’ll get ahead of schedule and perform the weekly ablutions today.
I used to bath once a day in my wasteful past but I got over that and now wash in the sink, have a mid-week shower and a bath on Saturday. Not that we waste the water. Firstly, I have a bath and wash my hair………which is a Herculean effort with my long hair, I get out and Dearly beloved has a bath, he gets out and then the dogs go in. They are white so they need a bath a week to stop them changing colour! But we don’t stop there! We then use the water for the next 24 hours or so to flush the loo.
As the loo uses six litres of pure drinkable water for every flush; I make the most of every opportunity to use ‘grey’ water. It’s an incredible waste. But…..my weekly bath may be an ecologically disastrous luxury but we don’t let the water go to waste.