Now ... having discovered that you can actually have a cat that is so gentle - does it make you think "I would like one!" :)
Finally, sink empty - I pulled out the plug and the water and suds all swirled away. At the very bottom of the sink in amongst the dregs of the soap suds there appeared to be a stone. I hasten to add I am not used to finding stones in my sink. When I picked it up ... it turned out to be a baby snail ... At first I thought it had been cooked in the warm soap suds but after a short while its soft flesh began to undulate and eventually it popped its head out and looked at me. Although I hadn't put the snail in the sink or even can't think how it could have possibly got there ... I felt guilty ... so I took it outside and placed it onto a leaf and it began to slither about. I am hoping that it was fine after its slithering soapy ordeal. :)
Today, whilst watching the news on the television my ears pricked up as they began to discuss energy efficient light bulbs and the 'dangers' that they pose ... I should have know better - as the more I listened, the more I realised that someone was trying to use 'scare tactics.'
Apparently, dangers allegedly do occur but only if you sit within one foot to eighteen inches of a 'spiral type,' energy light bulb for one hour or more every day. This is the distance that the UV rays apparently travel. To most people this would probably mean sitting either under a reading lamp or table lamp. If any bulbs that may be in your home are ones that are used for very close work then it may be advisable to change them over to the other variety as they contain an extra layer for safety and look like the traditional old style light bulb.
Are the energy efficient ones worth changing over to? Well yes they are for not only are you doing your bit to help with the environment of the planet you are also decreasing the cost of your electric bills ... they are so much cheaper to run. For those in hot countries - using the energy efficient bulbs also helps to reduce the need for air conditioning as they do not produce the heat of standard light bulbs!