After a power cut earlier this week, I had to go down to the water pump house & twiddle with the controls on the pump. Such are the joys of being in a house remote from mains water and several hundred feet above the local water supply. As I always tell guests, just look down into the valley to where the reservoir is and imagine just how much energy is expended on lifting that water up to where we are on the edge of the escarpment.

When I’d succeeded in restoring normal service (made more difficult by the condensation in the panel display, making it unreadable!), I turned round & discovered that I’d acquired an audience.

I think several of these young ladies are considering careers as plumbers now.....