You know what (else) really peeves me? Those eco- friendly new houses. There is a show on Thursday nights at 6pm called Worlds Greenest Homes. Clearly the ABC thinks we can be fooled into thinking this is just like Grand Designs- which readers of this blog - and many of you share the sentiment -know that no one can replace Kevin.
But aside from the voice of the host - I don't know why it irritates me so much- tone? pitch? I am not sure... is it nasally ?- I don't know.. I just find the show so ridiculous. They showcase these houses that are absolutely monstrous in size quite often a couple with no children will be living in a 4 bedroom house with a studio/ office each but because it is 'eco- friendly' it is deemed good. Are they having us on??? We are made to feel like these people are eco- warriors- hero's of some kind because they have built these "green"houses. But really all they have done is build a McMansion size house (see above)- whacked a very small solar system on the roof- which would no way be able to support even the lighting in one of these monstrosities, or they have a tiny little water tank- that again wouldn't even cover a couple of loads of laundry and we are suppose to applaud these people because they have built some thing so amazing!!!
It does my head in. Not ONCE have I ever seen a composting toilet. Never. Not once have I ever seen a house that relies entirely on the rain for its water. Never. Nor a house that is not connected to the grid... yes, ok its a start at least they are trying, making an effort... but its almost like they are doing it entirely for the kudos. They still drive around in massive four wheel drives and pollute the earth in a million other ways by massive consumption of disposable crap. ( I don't know about that last bit but lets just say for arguments sake) Its like green for points. It reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaalllllllly annoys me.
Ahhh. I feel better now..............just bring back Grand Designs. Please.