An Englishman's home is his castle

IdleRich

IdleRich
Version called me crying when he finally got indoor plumbing. No more dragging the bucket to the moor he said
In Russia we stayed in a house with an outdoor toilet and where the only bathroom was a sauna. While I was there it was -10 and you could hear wolves howl at night.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Though come to think of it we were looking at a flat here in Lisbon and I was thinking "why is it so cheap?" and then I realised there was no bathroom or toilet. A few old ones were built that way in fact but many have been converted, often quite crudely so that the toilet is in the kitchen. I guess cos that's where the pipes are. Bit annoying but not half as annoying as waking up at 3am and having to walk four flights of steps to the street just to find somewhere to relieve yourself.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Though come to think of it we were looking at a flat here in Lisbon and I was thinking "why is it so cheap?" and then I realised there was no bathroom or toilet. A few old ones were built that way in fact but many have been converted, often quite crudely so that the toilet is in the kitchen. I guess cos that's where the pipes are. Bit annoying but not half as annoying as waking up at 3am and having to walk four flights of steps to the street just to find somewhere to relieve yourself.
This is what bedpans are for, I guess.
 

Dusty

Tone deaf
Nevertheless the juxtaposition of bleak, strip-lit foyers for the social housing tenants and luxurious hotel-style concierge lobbies for the rest evokes uneasy images of spatial apartheid.

Spatial apartheid. I'd not heard this phrase before but it fits the UK very well. We've been doing it for decades, just refining into a fine art now.
 
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