I know that I’m back in the UK because I’ve been ironing for the last hour or so and haven’t managed to get through a reasonable load of clothes because the water is so hard and I just can’t iron those creases out.
I’m so relieved that I don’t earn a living ironing shirts and so forth . . . but then again, the water’s soft in Tenerife. Anyway, I decided to do some research on hard water and flowed over to the Thames Water link:
At least it confirmed that hard water poses no danger to your health.
“Hard water is found in areas which have a chalk and limestone geology.
As water passes through the rock it picks up chalk carbonates, the concentrations of which will determine the level of hardness.
There is no health risk associated with hardness.”
All I need to do now is to purchase a couple of bottles of vinegar to descale the kettle!