Monday, 16 February 2009

The Tale of Two Irons

Sometimes, it's the simple things that make the daily chores a pleasure or just about bearable.

Take my iron, I am (like most ladies) on first name terms with my iron.

I am attached to it, I like how it feels, and glides, I am at one with it, no other iron is like mine.

That is until my poor iron dies, a watery, leaky, fuse blowing death.



G quickly volunteers to go and buy another - I wonder why? He's under strict instructions to only bring home a Tefal and appears with a lovely purple thing....

However when I start using it, its not the same, it weighs heavier, it smells all new, I am not a happy ironer....

Then I remember a posting on Sadie's Blog....Ironing water!

Oh the joy! - My iron smells nice, my clothes smell yummy - I quite like this ironing business after all. What a simple idea - why have I never tried this before? I am almost feeling domesticated.



And whilst I'm on the subject of simple treats, have a peek at my flowers for the week.....




A large bunch of Snaps (Dragon or Bunny, dependant on your preferences).

Simple, smiley, cheap & cheerful flowers, full of childhood memories - stripping Great Auntie Mable's collection of flowers, to perfect the art of opening & closing the bunnies mouths....

Love Lydia xx

7 comments:

  1. Oh i know what you mean we do become attached to these things dont we, they become our friends helping us get our chores done a little bit easier and when they break down we are lost without them.I do love your flowers must get myself some to cheer up the house have a great week best wishes Pat.

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  2. I love ironing water so much, that it feels wrong if I run out and don't have any. It's funny how we get used to little things to make chores nicer. :O)

    I love my iron too, but I'm in danger of smashing it up. Not on purpose I should add, twice in the past week it's sailed over my laundry so smoothly that it's fallen off the edge! Thank goodness I only do it when little one is out of the way. Dangerous job, ironing!

    :O)
    x

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  3. Anything that makes ironing more pleasurable, is worth it! I always iron with one of my favourite dvd's on, and don't stop till the baskets empty.
    Bertie x

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  4. I use ironing water but i've not seen the one you're using. It looks yummy (how crazy does that sound lol). Can I ask where they are from?
    Thank you for your lovely comment on Jess' blog.
    Take care
    ((Hugs))
    Beki xxx

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  5. It must be the season to iron. I, too, blogged about ironing today! Not that I care to do alot of it, but my little friend does! Liz

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  6. aaahhh ironing water - i am a bit of a collector of them embarrassingly !! but very rarely iron........... i do like to have all the stuff though LOL
    lovely flowers - i have flowers all the time they just make you smile dont they ? :-)
    Lesley x

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