When I was a comis chef to many years ago now to think about, it was always our duty to make sure everything was cleaned after service, although in the kitchen, in which I worked we had kitchen porters, there was still a large amount of cleaning involved with the job. I fondly imagined that by the time I had reached the heady heights of head chef or even executive, these boring but very necessary tasks would fall to those lower in the food chain. Ha! As I now work alone in my own kitchen, these jobs still part of my daily work routine and without even the services of a KP to fall back on.
I am sure that the local people must have thought Dr Who had arrived in Llanfair and parked his time machine at the Waterdine. None of us had seen anything like it before, Rob who had seen several of its type, thought that it had possibly been made in Russia. I must say its photo did not do it credit, it was certainly a lot bigger in the flesh than any of us had imagined, probably because at the last moment I had opted for the bigger version, not realising exactly how much bigger it was going to turn out to be. Its my age you see, when someone speaks to me in metric, although on one level I understand that a metre is a little bigger than a yard, that information does not translate into a meaningful picture in my mind.