I’ve just been to empty the bin, and it occurred to me that it’s almost 3 weeks since our dustbin was emptied thanks to Wakefield Council’s policy of only collecting “real” refuse every fortnight coupled with the council strike. That’s assuming they stick to doing an “emergency” collection this week of all the refuse (which I’m doubting – they’re astonishingly anal about extra bags and things).

I’m beginning to wonder why I’m paying my council tax.