The beautiful in time relates the simple yet splendid life it is not just a simple process of application it is a course of appreciation in sightit is a masterpiese. (Yes that is a true transcription from the box the tap came in.) What can it mean? Who knows? But as Mr Shoestring is an avid collector of Engrish in all its forms he was enchanted by this unexpected bonus, courtesy of the Jingpin Wei You sanitary wares company.
A lovely tap with an unexpected Engrish bonus
Speaking of taps, I know they can be eye wateringly expensive and we once teased a friend of ours that she got a free kitchen with her tap, so I hope this very cheap option turns out to be durable.
The first official day of spring turned out to be a pearler, good for gardening and good for a walk around the wetlands where we saw evidence of the recent flooding. The waxeyes were feasting on the kowhai flowers in the spring sun and we came home a bit sunburnt ourselves.
A bit hard to see the waxeye in the top centre of the picture
We were somewhat nonplussed to see that some swallows had elected to build their nest inside the "hide" where people can look out over the water. I don't like their chances of successfully raising a family in such a spot, but only time will tell.
The first of the pussy willow catkins were beautifully fluffy and strokeable