I have just returned from a slow meander through the Loire, staying at a variety of Hotels etc whilst trying to find elusive vineyards, much to the chagrin of “she who must be obeyed” who enjoys sipping the stuff but doesn’t really enjoy the winery ‘bit’.
What I wanted to comment on was the hand basin in the photo that I came across in our room in an otherwise amazing converted Chateau.
When I first went to use this basin, my first impression was that it didn’t look like it would hold much water, as the ends of this curly, crisp shaped item looked to low to contain water. I was even more puzzled that the retaining plug had no means of closure.
After a bit of twiddling, I discovered the closure plug was on a screw mechanism. At first this seemed the answer, not likely but possible, screw it it down to retain water – reverse to release ! Far too simple. All it did was to rise and fall on the screw – no retaining powers at all.
Defeated I called the manager, very nice man but of no help whatsoever as he declared this was what is being fitted in modern Hotels these days and he looked at me as if I had come from another planet.
So there you have it – a basin that holds no water – wastes a lot – and if you could make it hold water, it would tsunami all over the surrounds and beyond, absolutely useless.