Drain Hydro Jetting

When we first had our drains cleaned in the café kitchen it was incredible the difference it made. The sinks drained in record time and the nightly mop up of the floor was no longer a waiting game for the cleaner; which was costing me money because he was being Continue Reading

Daughters Dripping Hot Water

As a father of five girls, do you know what I hate the most in the world? Dripping hot water. When I walk into the bathroom, amid the steam and condensation, usually many hours after the first of my daughters has begun the shower sequence, and I ask myself, whether Continue Reading

Barbie in Hot Water

“Welcome to another episode of Blue Hills“, I heard the disembodied voice say to my grandmother’s living room. The walnut legs of the chairs and the paisley motif, maroon and yellow carpet was what I could see from my childish vantage point, that and the thick ankles of my grandmother Continue Reading

Tapware

She leant excitedly up against the showroom window and gazed in, lost in rapture. The display collection of shiny tapware was breathtaking, jutting chrome spouts in a myriad of sexy designs. Tapware, erect and bent, gleaming in expensive ways, and calling out to her desires for the perfect bathroom. Tapware Continue Reading

Focalization in Previous Condition

The expanding focalization, within the selected Baldwin passage from the short story “Previous Condition”, is important to the discursive narrative, as it takes the reader on a journey from, within the character, to the constructed outer world, created by the reader’s schema. The character Peter, is the story’s first person Continue Reading

Sir Gawain

Sir Gawain begins, and like unravelling a code the reader makes some immediate assumptions based upon recognition of the genre, medieval epic poem. The author, through intertextuality, places key historical Lexia (Abbott 33), like “Troy” and “Aeneas” to link this story with other more famous stories, like the Iliad. This Continue Reading

First Jewish Revolt

by Robert Hamilton   In this essay I will be critically assessing the studies of Martin Hengel, and of Richard Horsley, on the revolutionary movements in the lead up to the first Jewish revolt. I will begin by noting their similarities, that is, where their two studies agree in their Continue Reading

Ereader are You Benefitting from Technology

If you haven’t purchased an ereader or read a book on an ereader you are missing out on something. Unlike reading text on a personal computer, tablet or mobile phone, an ereader is especially designed to reproduce that book paper reading experience. The ereader is not backlit in the same Continue Reading

Plumbing and its Importance to Our Lives

I have recently become aware of, just, how important, plumbing is to our lives. Functioning plumbing is vital to the ongoing illusion of a perfect world. Where would we all be without the flushing loo? How could we gaze contentedly at our own reflections in the bathroom mirror if our Continue Reading