It is ok Monty Q - I always check and make sure the water has gone down the drain before I jump in.
Jade wanted to know if our water drained away opposite to hers, so I had to make my mum go and check. We did a daisy experiment and run some water in the washbasin. The way it turned was - (drumroll please) clockwise.
Do you know I looked it up on Wikipedia and it is described as the Coroiolis effect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_effect . They say it is an urban myth that water goes in one direction in each hemisphere. Apparently an episode of the Simpsons helped to spread this myth around the world!!! It is determined by the shape of your basin, toilet bowl which way the water drains!! I feel smart now - call me Professor Poppy!! If you need any other science questions answered please feel free to let me know!!
Professor Poppy Q