When I told my husband that Scottish Water had launched a campaign to encourage us to save water his left eyebrow hot up at least half an inch. He then proceeded to give me various statistics about the amount of fresh water in Scotland including what appeared to me somewhat unlikely statistics about the amount of water in Loch Ness. I mean how can anyone be sure they have counted the water in the very underwater cavern where dear Nessie spends her days?
However, when this edition of The Bridge is published I will pop page 8 under his nose and see if his eyebrow remains arched or whether he will see fit to pop the free hippo I got at the Scottish Water stand at Institute stand in the loo.
Apparently, it reduces the amount of water we use to flush to the amount a hippo needs to bathe. All very fascinating. They also gave me a shower timer to encourage me to leap out of the shower when I am half way through shampooing my hair. However, as I pointed out to them with two teenage boys in the house my challenge lies not in getting them to get out of the shower but to stay in the shower long enough to get wet not the other way around. It turns out the boys would be a very good advert for the Scottish Water Campaign.
So, when will the swallows be back? It must be time for Spring soon. I’m fed up with the visitations of various scary animals from Siberia large and small. What on earth our lovely female Osprey thought when she returned safely on the 20th March I can only think. If she’d come back a few days earlier, she would have come back to snow in her nest for goodness sake. I must object to her being called LF15 and with this editorial am launching a campaign to give her a new name. Come on SWT – surely, we can do better than making her sound like an aeroplane? I’ve just had a quick peek at the webcam to see what she’s up to https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/watch-wildlifeonline/loch-of-the-lowes-webcam and the answer, just now, at this very second is … that I have no idea as she’s not on her nest. I don’t think her mate has come back yet – isn’t he supposed to come back first to get the nest ready? Honestly – what is the world coming to?
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