Category: Life


Hundertwasser Toilets!

Last year The Bathroom Diaries Toilet of the Year went to the Hundertwasser toilets in Kawakawa, New Zealand. I found this out shortly after I moved to New Zealand, and I wondered if I would ever get the opportunity to see them. Well, I did, and here they are. The...

Tomb toilet users say no to roofless loo 0

Tomb toilet users say no to roofless loo

A lot of news out of India this week about the use, misuse, abuse and disuse of toilets. First up in Ainapur, an historic tomb is being used as a toilet by local residents, much to the fury of Raju S Vijapur. That reminds me of my trip to Pompeii...

The Thinker 0

The Thinker

Often, when the world seems a bit much, I’ll go to the toilet, sit down and have a long hard think. The toilet is a great place to have a 2 minute power nap at work, or a cry, or just a quiet sit down. Kansas woman Pam Babcock sat...

Unemployment 2


Tomorrow is my last day at my current job. There are many reasons why I’m leaving, but this is the main one: You can see why I have to leave. Let me show you again, just to make sure you got it. Sigh.

Low income loo bonus 1

Low income loo bonus

Low income residents in Seattle can look forward to making some real savings with the launch of a scheme by Seattle Public Utilities to provide free efficient toilets. Read the story here The toilets can save more than $100 a year in bills. Back when I was a really poor...

On the bathroom wall 0

On the bathroom wall

An exhibition at New York’s Nicholas Robinson Gallery has piqued my interest in public toilet art. The exhibition by Munich-based artist Florian Süssmayr includes a painting of graffiti on a bathroom wall.                                                                                                                                                        I’ve seen some really beautiful graffiti on toilet walls, and it always provokes the question ‘is it art?’...

Stirring the Pot 0

Stirring the Pot

You’d have to have been hiding under your toilet to have missed the news out of the UK this week of a national government guideline on public toilets. Communities Minister Baroness Andrews unveiled the guidelines today, admitting that “some people may find the whole idea of a strategic guide on...

Beijing becomes city with world’s largest number of public toilets 0

Beijing becomes city with world’s largest number of public toilets

Beijing becomes city with world’s largest number of public toilets Of course, it’s not hard to beat New York in this pissing contest, as New York doesn’t have ANY public toilets!

One New Zealand dunny 0

One New Zealand dunny

They don’t make their toilets half bad down under. This gorgeous little cabin is somewhere on the South Island (I’ll have to dig out my notes to find out exactly where). It makes the long drops of my youth seem dingy by comparison. Of course, the long drops of my...

God is everywhere… even in the bog 0

God is everywhere… even in the bog

A godly father, sitting on a draughtTo do as need and nature hath us taught,Mumbled (as was his manner) certain prayers,And unto him the devil straight repairs,And bodly to revile him he begins,Alleging that such prayers were deadly sinsAnd that he shewed he was devoid of graceTo speak to God...