One of our two hot water bottles burst the night before last. Maybe there was too much air in it, or the water was a bit too hot (J. likes to fill it with actual boiling water!)– anyway, it sort of expanded like a balloon I think, and burst a seem. Unfortunately J. was in bed with it at the time and got a bit of a scald to the leg, but she seems to have recuperated. Also unfortunately, our second “hottie” is out on loan to a friend. I better warn her. Too bad the hotties didn’t come from an identifiable, U.S. company– we could sue the hell out of them for this.