Eeeee bye gum, you wouldn't believe the day I've had today, I feel drained. It's a hard life in front of the cameras, ha ha. Four hours today of being interviewed and filmed. A nice young lady came up from London on the train, lugging her blooming big bags full of equipment. She set it all up in the living room, clipped a mic onto my chesticle area, and wired me up to the battery pack clipped onto my pants, that's trousers if you are not American, ha ha.
She had a long list of questions which we ploughed through, then we did it all again, this time with different angle shots. Next we went upstairs to the office where she showed me four different websites and asked me to comment on them while she pointed tha camera at me. Then a bit more filming downstairs. Then it was an almighty rush as she needed to get to the station to catch her train back home.
It is now all mixed up in my brain, I can't remember everything we talked about. She assured me that the filming we did today is not for broadcast, at this stage her company is researching the possibility of making a programme for Chanel Four. It may or may not happen, I may or may not be in it. I agreed to help out because it's a fun thing to do, although it is quite mentally demanding. I need to keep my brain working through to old age, so something like this forces me to think quickly, be spontaneous with my answers, and dig for ideas which might have been lost. Use it or lose it is what they say, I need to keep using it.
Anyway, moving on, I had a bit of a brainwave to save money today, see, I do use my brain, ha ha. I thought I would bring the downstairs privvy back into use. I very rarely park my bum on it to be honest, there's nothing wrong with it, perfectly clean and in working order, it's just that it reminds me of the olden days when I had to go outside and down the yard to spend a penny. Grandma had a toilet which was a wooden box with a hole in the top, I hated using it. When I was a teenager we lived in a house with an outside loo, it was awful to have to go out in the cold and sit there shivering.
My loo is not down the yard, it's just outside the back door in a passageway, so it's all under cover but not heated. My idea is to save money by using this toilet, and flushing it with a combination of rainwater, washing up water, and any other water which I would normally throw down the sink.
As I have mentioned before, I use my bath water to flush the upstairs toilet, all well and good because the bath is next to the toilet, easy enough to slosh it down with a plastic jug. But the bath water only lasts a week, then I have to have another bath, or start flushing. In the downstairs loo I can put any grey water I have in this very large bucket and scoop and chuck with an old saucepan which I have conveniently hung on the door handle. It will also be easy to bring rainwater in from the garden from the many receptacles I have for collecting it.