We’ve decided to take Sundays off; with the amount of work which needs to be done we’re going to need one day a week free of renovating! We visited the aged FIL in hospital; he was his normal crotchety self.
The water in the bath which we left in the garden all day today didn’t heat up very much. It hadn’t collected too many drowned insects either, which was a pleasant surprise. But I did have another cunning plan. In our possession is a black plastic 20-litre jerrycan. This was filled with water and also left in full sunshine. It heated up its contents quite nicely, which meant we only needed to boil two kettles on the gas stove in order to have a hot bath.