I read today about the dangers of hot water bottles.
I had to laugh, although I do realise that if they burst they could do damage but really, if you check the bottle from time to time for wear and put the stopper in firmly there should be no accidents.
I just wondered how people would have got on in the 40's and 50's when Tom and I were children.
Tom came from a very large family and they all had a beer bottle filled with hot water and wrapped in
an old jumper. Before you say Arggggggggh, they were very thick glass back then with screw in stoppers and there were no accidents.
We were a bit posher in my house.
I had one of these.
And when filled with water it weighed a ton.
This again had to be wrapped in a jumper as it was so hot !!!
If you turfed it out in the night the noise of it falling on the floor would wake the dead, lol
I wait with bated breath each day to see what new thing they can come up with to make out they are looking out for us. (whoever they are? )
What happened to common sense?