Some days you does gardening and other days you just puts your feet in a tank and fish nibble 'em. Curious bliss - an unexpected and tickly mid-morning pleasure. Possibly the most fun you can have with most of your clothes on....what a sybaritic experience this 'fish spa' is.
Little Garra Rufa fish rush to suck off one's dead skin (yeucky concept) in a tank of warm and filtered water (no worries there folks!) The world around us may crumble financially, tsumanis devastate and no-fly zones be enforced, but here in this little corner of Shropshire's county town we can be blissfully unaware for 30 minutes at least.
They gave me a loyalty card - in the fond hope I'd come back often enough to earn an extra 'Express Tootsie treatment'. I do hope I can. Afterwards my feet felt soft as well as gently nibbled - I was walking on air - my sense of well-being enhanced no doubt by a: another day of sunshine which had me squeaking with joy on the drive over the Long Mountain and b: by a visit to the wonderful Michelle and Gavin at Toni and Guy who changed my haystack hair into something more soignée. A feel-good day.
I may as well make the most of this because I think there may well be more serious things on the horizon - those things being National Grid Pylons. Sigh.
There's always something isn't there? More of this anon. Perhaps.