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The wise words that were incongruously embedded within a discussion on that thrifty website Moneysupermarket.com about the rather effective cleaning powder which I've since learnt contains oxalic acid, that naturally occurs in amongst other things, black tea Barkeeper's Friend is widely available in many stores and restores the whiteness to my grout a treat although I suppose that I must stress that other more fizzy, whizzy and spectacularly dangerous cleaning products are available! Black tea can also be found in lots of shops too. My preference is for Yorkshire Tea from Taylors of Harrogate or the more local Miles Original Blend from Somerset, both of which make a good no-nonsense brew.
Anyway I've rattled on enough about tea, tiles and my teenage years. Here, for your spiritual and personal nourishment, is the quote that caught my eye. It's a sentiment is not dissimilar to that expressed in the words of my musical hero Leonard Cohen which appear in the header of my blog and, like these, celebrate the expansive power of spurning the need to be perfect.
'The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.'