mystery solved

Just over one week after the arrival of the mysterious portaloo, the enigma was solved.

It turns out they’re replacing the underground water pipes in our area, although there’s still no sign of them working anywhere near here. Apparently they won’t get around to doing our section until next week, but the loo remains firmly attached to the tree anyway. I even saw a workman emerge from it this morning, looking somewhat confused as he emerged, blinked in the sudden sunlight, looked perplexed in all directions and scratched his head. Maybe it really is just a ‘portal’, and some clever forger added the ‘oo’.

Winner (in more ways than one) is Chris (he was also the only one who entered) and there will be a package winging its way Londonward very soon.

Also, I found this while searching for a picture of a construction sign, and decided to put it here instead.

sign

how bizarre, how bizarre

I opened our front door yesterday evening to find this parked on the nature strip next to our house:

toilet 1

My theory is the toilet is a rabid environmentalist and has chained itself to the tree in order to stop it being chopped down by a thoughtless and uncaring council.

Here it is relative to our house:

toilet 2

Seriously though, I have no idea why it’s there. There was no warning of an impending toilet. No notice from the council that a toilet would soon be making an appearance on my nature strip. There is no construction going on around here, and there are public toilets just a half a block away at Nandos. Why oh why is there a portable toilet chained to the tree next to our house?

Best/most creative theory (is it realistic to stipulate ‘no toilet humour’?) wins a prize.