Sunday, 24 May 2015

A soggy Sunday

After a gloriously Sunny Saturday, it was, of course, too much to hope for - another day of Sunshine. It's grey, drizzly and dull.
The cardigan is almost finished. I've no idea what I'm making for tea tonight. Shortly, we are off to the old Mill of Dunhelm. That almost sounds glamorous!
Not when you find out I'm going shopping for a new curtain pole! They are half price in the sale. I've neeeeeeeded one forever!
Also, I will be purchasing a new washing line.
This, dear reader, is necessary because as you know, one snapped on me last post. Well I had another line up too.....THAT SNAPPED ON ME YESTERDAY!!!

I buy the steel core ones too. But enough was enough it said yesterday. The neighbours will have heard loud swearing. I was mad! The HG asked me if I wanted a rotary airer. No, I do not!. I have a superkingsize bed with superkingsize bedding. It's hard enough to get it draping over a long straight line without dealing with angular corners and other lines. Plus I admit to having a bit of a washing fetish. I do like to look out of the upstairs window down onto my neatly pegged out line of washing. I will admit to being proud of the fact my clothes pole ( hand made and painted blue ) is taller than anyone else's and my washing dries a lot quicker because it's closer to the sun up in the straosphere. I also will admit to looking at my neighbours ( poor ) efforts on pegging out and feeling  far superior at both length and height of my washing lines. I admit to a smug smile when mines out first too. I have also been known to venture out into the garden to run my hand through the washing and sniff it! ( When I've dropped the pole of course! ) I sniff it as I fold it into the basket in the garden once it's dried. I much prefer pegging out light washing than dark. On the very very rare occasions I let the HG or the teen peg out...I do then go out and repeg. Towels by the corners - NOT folded over! Trousers - now I've switched! I used to be a leg pegger but now I'm one for a neatly secured waist. I do like a matching set of pegs on an item too! My favourite pegs were some bird pegs I got from Lakeland. Best pegs ever. Sadly they don't make them anymore. The few surviving ones are very brittle now - they are over ten years old folks, so I just keep them in my peg bag for posterity!! I just went outside to take this shot for you...

Sigh, I had a whole flock! 

Indeed, one of my proudest moments was when the brand new neighbour's mother looked over and complemented me on how gorgeous my washing smelt. It was the first time we'd met! We then chatted at length and quite seriously about fabric conditioners and powders. My washing smelt so lush on this particular day because I'd bought those new ( marketing man's dream me! ) fabric conditioner pearl things. They were on offer. I do onlyever buy things on offer! I gave her some for her next wash! We bonded over laundry matters!


I hope you are not all backing. Away. From. The. Crazy. Washing. Lady.
TOTALLY NUTS WHOLE HAZELNUTS!! 
Ahem...

 I then might go to a food shop to look for something for tea. I've  got the spuds and veg. I might find a chicken to roast. We might have beans on toast too. I'm in *that* kinda lazy mood!
Ah well it's time to head out! Have a good day everyone! 

I'll let you know how I got on line wise and tea wise next post!! 

Lots of love from 

Rachel *pegging bonkers* Radiostar 
Xxx 

16 comments:

  1. Sit down before you read this: Man Wonderful does all our laundry..and pegs it out..and puts it away.
    I'm quietly going to sit in the corner now. ;-)

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    1. I can't even begin to comprehend these words Tracey!

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  2. All I can say is ..Oh Dear! ( just got washing in here before it rained, washing pegged any old how with boring normal wooden clothes pegs!)

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    1. "Pegged any old how" brings me out in a cold cold sweat!!

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  3. I loved when our children were babies, lines of white nappies. All our bedding and towels are white, nothing beats a line of linen in the sunshine. As for the rotary type, like you I won't have one in the garden.

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    1. Kindred spirit Marlene! It's always fab to find one!

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  4. I am filled with birdie peg envy. I have a whirlygig because it takes up less space and also because my garden has a steep incline and the top pole would have to be 40' tall.

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    1. If I find some more - then I will fly some over Pam! I even asked Lakeland! To no avail. Sigh

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  5. You are bloody nuts lass, probably why I love your blog so much....oh twas a lovely sunny afternoon here in gods country ;-)

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    1. The sun made a brief appearance here too John!

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  6. We had rain to start with then it brighten up but that wind is still very cold here in our neck of the woods. We have a small garden and I used to have a line from one end of the garden to the other. But now I have a four sided rotary line that is getting old. I've relined it as each one broke and it no longer closes up (could do with a new one). Your right about the sheets though. I have to fold them to fit them on and I'm sure the washing takes long to dry.
    Love the birdie pegs.
    Carolx

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  7. I'm sure I wouldn't get on with one of those contraptions! Also re lining one sounds both complicated and dangerous!!

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  8. If you're crazy then you're not the only one. I'm totally with you on repegging after one of the kids has put the washing out for me. And I often rehang laundry that DH puts to dry on the radiator airers on wet days. I like things hung a certain way because they dry faster my way. I also have a peg preference, but mine is for good old fashioned wooden pegs, not dolly pegs but the ones with springs. And I'm also not a fan of rotary driers which is why my tiny yard has one end completely strung with washing lines.

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    1. Whispers - I DO THE RADIATOR CHECK TOO!!

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  9. How can pegs be so cute? I love them :)

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    1. There were some sky blue ones too! I can't believe I didn't care for them better!!

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