When earlier this afternoon Lynne told me she heard a motor running outside, I went to investigate, only to find my next door neighbour cleaning his rally motorbike with a power hose. He must have loved this bike, because he stuck at the job for the next 2 and a half hours.
The problem for us was that the cleaning exercise involved gallons of water and detergent, causing soap bubbles all around my garden shed, killing some early planted plants (there’s a water shortage here, but the NY I know is much better prepared).I don’t suppose you will get this kind of hassle in NYC, because that’s not what civilised people do, but this is Accrington.I tackled him about his activity and he explained that “…since rain water also drains into the garden, what’s the difference?”. You’d think he’d have learned, even in Accrington, the difference between soapy and clean water’. Tomorrow I will look into his left ear, to see whether I can see daylight.I’m not optimistic. On Tuesday I’ll call environmental health, but I’m not optimistic there either – I’ve looked into their ears before.It’s a Bank Holiday here tomorrow, and Wednesday clinched automatic promotion yesterday at the expense of their neighbours, Sheffield United.
I guess you’re disappointed that Tottenham have lost out to the Arsenal in their search for a Champions league spot, but fear not.Neighbour rivalry can be irksome, but in the case of Spurs, Arsenal, Wednesday and United it has its compensations.Athletic sport is healthy, and shower water isn’t drained into a next door neighbours’ garden.