The one purchased less than 18 months ago (in the big orange DIY store for an exorbitant amount) rusted right through the cheap metal fixings. We got a pretty one in Wilco which looks more robust and was cheaper. But the old one was not just rusted it was completely jammed. Tools littered the bathroom, husband was fed up with laying upside down on the cold tiles, I was holding one set of pliers and he had another as we wrestled the fixings off. Finally resulting in brute force!
This is the pretty replacement! What was most annoying was that we had not realised that we could have brought a pack of replacement fittings in Wilco for £5 months ago and saved the expense of this replacement purchase and done it before the thing had rusted and seized up!
I retired to the shed to start a painting to match the loo seat design to hang on the bathroom wall before the family arrive for the Easter holidays. Also I need the de stressing.
On the way back I stopped to admire the French beans that have just come up and the rainbow at over the neighbours garden. Spring is promising such a lovely fresh colours.
With the east wind whipping us today it does feel more like winter though!