Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bath Time Fun

great view from my bathroom window


We awoke to misty, murky drizzle and a chilly morning so our cycle ride was cancelled and instead I indulged in a luxurious, bubbly bath.  Our bathroom is situated high in the pigeonnier and I had great views across the countryside, until the window misted up with steam.  Usually I shower so a soak in the bath is quite a rarity for me.  Old age is catching up with me fast though as I had quite a struggle getting out of the deep tub.  I wondered how long I would have to lie there before Paul came looking for me.  I also pondered on whether if I filled the bath right to the top I could just float out (it would probably make an awful mess). Anyway, I managed to eventually scramble out in a rather undignified manner. 



This reminded me of when I was a student nurse back in the seventies. A new state of the art walk in bath tub was installed on the ward.  The patient was effortlessly placed in the tub using an electric hydraulic chair lift and a quick release door on the side of the bath.  While my fellow nurse was washing the elderly gentleman in the bath I thought it would be a hoot to try out the chair lift.  Unfortunately my uniform dress got caught up in the hydraulics and in the panic the quick release door somehow opened, shooting thirty gallons or so of water out through the bathroom door and into the ward.  I can still remember the shocked look on the old patient’s face, luckily he was still in situ in the empty bath.   

 

27 comments:

  1. As you probably know we Aussies don't go in for baths much. I'm sorry to say I would definitely have a problem getting out too.

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    1. I shower more often than bath but sometimes it's nice to have a long, hot soak.

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  2. Funny story, but I'll bet it wasn't funny then. There's nothing better than a bubble bath, just love them.

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    1. I spent a long time mopping up all that water.

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  3. Love the idea of a bathroom in a pigeonnier. Your high jinks as a student nurse made me laugh !

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  4. I bet the old gent was secretly amused probably the memories of the hi-jinks kept him happy for years....

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    1. I think he had a weak heart and was never the same again!

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  5. 'Filling the bath right to the top so you could just float out', made me laugh. I picture the scene - such silly things amuse me.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. P.s. beautiful view! X

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    2. Paul reckons it wouldn't work. I might have to try it out.

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    3. I don't think it works if you are in one of those infinity pools...
      Perhaps a lenght of sturdy rope to a well fixed hook.

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    4. That's an idea, with a pulley perhaps!

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  6. This reminds me of an experience I had in a spa in Meknes. To cut a long story short I was in a bath like a giant tank which I had to climb steps to get into. The taps were put on and I was left alone. I wasn't sure what was supposed to happen because the attendant could only speak Arabic. I thought I was going to drown. It is quite a long story but suffice to say I managed to reach the taps and get out just before I totally submerged.

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    1. I would never be brave enough to go to one of those places (hammam?). Don't they scrub you or hose you down too? On second thoughts I suppose it might be quite a giggle.

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    2. I like hammams and have been to many. This was a giant natural spa almost in the desert. It had many treatments. I had the hosing down with a jet like a fireman's hose before the bath experience. It was frightening because of the lack of language, and being totally alone with the attendant and not knowing whatvto expect It didn't end there. I had no towel and tried to mime needing one She got scared and fled in tears as if she had misunderstood. I dried with my knickers in the end. We laughed about it later.

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    3. That's when my big white pants would come in handy!

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  7. Put a large towel over the edge of the bath - it makes hauling yourself out so much easier...and no chance of slipping. I love soaking in the tub with some perfumed Epsom salts!

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    1. That sounds like a good idea.

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  8. Showers are much safer for us over-45's.

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    1. Sad isn't it. You can't play with your rubber duck in the shower.

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  9. You have a beautiful view from your window. I'm not much of a bath person (it's all about being able to wash my hair properly), but I also imagined a funny scene with you floating up and over the top of the tub (much like a rubber duck!). -Jenn

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    1. The view was great until the window misted up!

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  10. Lovely - a bath with a view !
    Much prefer a shower - a proper walk in one with glass walls and door, not one with a shower curtain or over a bath. We haven't got a bath here at all, they take too much water.

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    1. Ideally I would like a big walk-in shower and a separate bath tub.

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  11. I never knew you were a nurse and I am glad to hear that you were. Perhaps you will have to have one of those walk-in baths installed. I haven't had a bath in years but I used to enjoy a good soak... drifting away.

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