Hello there ,
that's a good subject , considering the idea of a one Europe , I'm jealous England and the UK are still sceptic.
Chimney sweepers here in Germany still wear the original dress as in Mary Poppins !!!!!The tall hat and the young lad .
Thought that was funny he first time I saw them .
But then , the revealed their true colour , they have alot of say here , the range and fire place can be a few millimeters
out of place ,the flue line can be a few millimeters to near to the wall.
They can insist that they are allowed in the house , the only other pric$#%% who can do this are the police.
I'm not against a good sevice of the chimney to prevent fires and other dangers , but this , the way they work
is a bit over the top .
Further i read the book of the former musician of the pop band ............. oh sod it , my memory let me down ,
his book title was snowed oranges an d manana , manana ,
any way he wrote about the scicilian way of rural life ,his old neighbour put chickens down the chimney!
My German Meister chimney sweep came im May last , after his visit we lit the fire and the chimney was blocked ,
so he did not do his work thorough , did it myself after .Alas by law he has to come ,and off couse present a bill
of 65 euro.
Praise yoursleves lucky without these comedians , but then again for the 65 euro we do get a scene out of Mary Poppins .