So turns out our downstairs toilet is blocked. Lan learned this at the weekend. The smell gave it away. Lan went to B&Q and bought the strongest detergents he could fine. They didn't do any good. Lan poured a few kettles of boiling water down the bog. Not much good. The smell got worse. Today MrsLan said she wanted to go to B&Q and buy a flexible tube you can put down the toilet and break up the blockages. So off we go. No such tube. Helpful staff sell us a plunger with an air blowing nozzle. Woo... Lan gets home and tries to us it... ram ram ram, whoosh whoosh whoosh... no effect... Lan pushes it further down the toilet. Ram ram ram, and water sprays all over Lan. Toilet water... oh god... Lan gets frustrated and resorts to third person in effort to disassociate himself from events. MrsLan gets sprayed too. In it together. Lan remembers trick from construction trade many moons ago. Goes and gets mop, wraps plastic bag around head and starts ramming the toilet. Glug glug splash splash... no prisoners no mercy! Boiling water flush glug ram ram splash gurgle glug glug... Is it fixed? We don't know... Lan has showered and clothes are in washing machine... Lan not happy. So how's your evening?