You never know what you are going to get when you move into a new flat. But mushrooms growing on the kitchen floor is not something I was expecting when I moved to my new place in Walworth. The mushroom pictured – about 3cm high – is actually under the kitchen cabinets. A previous tenant had never been observant enough to realise that the washing machine was leaking and hence there was a damp problem in the corner. Anyway, the washing machine and the wall will be fixed soon by the housing association, and that will also herald the end of the mushrooms!