Friday, 6 November 2015

Firework Compost in Sharm


If you ask me, a quick solution to the stranded British passengers and their baggage in Sharm is to bus them all to Tel Aviv and book them flights on El-Al. There's no airport or airline in the world with better security, and I speak from personal experience.

Hay's sister rearranged the sodden bonfire at the back of our house yesterday and come 6pm it was lit for the local kids, with the aid of a few gallons of petrol. It took a while to get going, but finally it started to burn vigorously. Being the curmudgeons we are, we didn't venture outside. When one of the kids came to ask whether we were coming out, I said we are Catholic and hence offended by Guy Fawkes' Night. Not sure they understood what I was on about - they've probably never heard of Guy Fawkes.

I did try to get a few aerial shots with the drone of fireworks around the area, but as soon as the drone took off the displays stopped for a few minutes, so no luck. Will try again on Saturday evening.

Quick update on the composting loo in the cabin. It's been fully operational now for a full month with 3 blokes using it during the days. No smell, no problems and all is sweetness and light. Here's a shot of what it looks like in the business end.


Nothing nasty at all. On this basis it looks like it will need emptying of compost only once a quarter, which is extremely good going.


6 comments:

  1. The choices of reaction to this post are insufficient.
    a. Good idea to go to Tel Aviv.
    b. Not bothered about fireworks, but appalling that kids have such poor history grasp.
    c. The business end of the compost toilet-interesting but unnecessary.

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    1. Potty - the composting toilet is totally necessary, as the house and associated cabin were one of the main reasons for the blog in the first place. It's also necessary for the blokes in the cabin, else they'd be in a pickle...

      ;o)

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  2. As a reader of your blog from your barging about days, who enjoyed your tussles with your eberspacher etc. I thought you might be interested in an idea they have on the Autocar web site. Every Thursday they have a bit called 'throw back Thursday' where they revisit an interesting item from their archives, which you have plenty of to delve into.
    Just a thought.

    Richard

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    1. Not a bad idea, but the corollary is that I'd have to double up on my thoughts the next day, which could be a bit long winded.

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  3. On the contrary, it could give you a day off.

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    1. But what about the thoughts piling up. Can't have too many in one post, or people would be overwhelmed by my spiteful bile. They just keep coming and I can't stop them.

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