We have a hole in our bathtub and it’s getting bigger. We also have tilework that has been shaken loose by different earthquakes and rapid differences in temperatures in the local climate.

It is looking like that we will have to restore our bathroom before we even think about renting out our apartment. This is the current plan, if I can persuade my wife that it’s worth doing.

So we’re looking at new bathroom furniture, or removing the bathtub altogether and installing a shower unit. I’m suspecting that we will go the shower route, but Christine probably wants to replace the ugly sink, too.

We’ve been looking at different sinks at B&Q but we’re just unable to find anything like the Franke sinks and an attractive faucet there. We’ll have to look harder, I think.