But the real problem is they recommend using distilled or filtered water. A Brita filter jug isn't going to get me the 3 litres needed to fill the tank and distilled costs just pennies: but this means dragging a 4L jug home three days out of four. I weigh the cost and nuisance of doing just that in pre-biking weather against the cost and nuisance of finding a filtering attachment for the tap or the large size Brita tanks; figure winter can't last more than another month; and continue to buy distilled water.
Or I could just use our hard tap water and let the filter mould and the works gunk up, as with the other one.
Aiken, The Whispering Mountain
Wynne Jones, The Islands of Chaldea
Harris, From Dead to Worse
Harris, Dead and Gone
Franklin, The Serpent's Tale
Cullin, A Slight Trick of the Mind
Hill, Bones and Silence
Sakuran (manga in translation)
Soares, A Samba for Sherlock
Paton Walsh, Goldengrove Unleaving
Garner, The Voice that Thunders
Allende, Eva Luna
and two-thirds of Steampunk Trilogy, which is really quite enough to be going on with.