Was in the Rennie MacIntosh hotel in Glasgow last night. It was a little bit shabby, but not too bad. However, the toilet smelt like they cleaned it with a dead badger. They seemed to have plumbed the shower waste pipe in after the toilet U-bend and the smells came up that way. I couldn’t work out why the sewage itself didn’t come up also, but it didn’t; we should be grateful for small blessings, I suppose.

While I am thinking about it, I’ve decided to release chapter 1 of my treatise on Italy following my holiday there. I was going to release everything at once, but I haven’t found time to write more; so here goes the first.

Originally published on my old blog site.