So we got the bloody hot tubs. No surprises there. From the moment she got the idea in her head I could tell there would be no stopping it. I tried to put up a bit of an argument but it was all a bit of a song and dance. All a lot of nonsense if I’m honest. I was like some alcoholic telling himself he’s not going to have another whisky when he knows full well what is going to happen. I was like some fool telling himself he’s going to really do it this time, stand up to the office bully, tell him what he really thinks of him. Then it comes down to it and he shuts up and takes it as always. All those false starts, and he can feel every one of them for what they are. Because when you’ve got a weakness you know what it feels like. No matter how much denial you’ve buried it under. You know.
The Barnacle Geese take to the sky.
So now we have a hot tub. With bubbles. I expected a lot in my life, but I never expected to own a hot tub with bubbles. But there you go. However, with my daughter, if you give her an inch she’ll try and steal a mile. And she’s on it again. Now she wants me to get a bloody swimming pool complete with some swimming pool heat pumps or something so people can have a dip all year round. In the Scottish Isles.
These Scottish Isles.
When she said ‘You’ve got to get a hot tub Papa’ I strongly remember saying ‘Hot tubs! You’ll be wanting bloody swimming pools next!’ Well, here it is, she wants swimming pools. I’m really not sure, it’s undoubtedly true that people have liked the hot tubs, but they don’t require much effort to enjoy do they? You just sit there and groan. Well, most of the people we’ve had in there so far have just sat there and groaned. But maybe that’s just how they enjoy all things. Weird mainlanders the lot of them.
So what do you lot thing? You were all useless last time but I’ve been told that the internet apparently has some value to human endeavor and progress. Well I’m endeavoring to progress here, and maybe a warm swimming pool would be just the thing to get that going.
I don’t see what’s wrong with a dip in the fresh Scottish Sea. But I guess I’m just a hardy local.