It’s a lovely sunny day, just right for throwing some laundry in the washing machine, then an hour later pegging out on the line in the sunshine.

Here’a post I wrote a while back about exactly that, pegging out washing!

There are few domestic chores nicer than putting out washing on a lovely day, sunshine and a bit of wind and no threat of rain! It in itself is quite nice, the rhythmic movement of bending to the washing basket and stretching to the line, listening to the birds, the neighbour’s cat trying to be helpful round your ankles as you try to avoid stepping on him/accidentally kicking him/tripping over him. Another neighbour cooks from early and the gorgeous mouth-watering smell of her different spiced dishes waft over the wall.

As i put things on the line I always think of other people… my mum running down the garden with an armload of laundry, standing with pegs in her mouth s she put them out, or running back out to gather them in when it looked like rain; myself as a younger mum, hanging out white nappies, proud of myself that they are so brilliantly white; my cousin Carolyn who hangs clothes in a completely different way from me, shorts she hangs from the waistline, I hang them from the legs. panties with two pegs, I hang them with one; and my friend Celia, whose example I follow with socks – she pegged each sock beside its pair so when they are taken in it is easy to put them together and put them away.

So, a simple domestic chore brings happy thoughts of other people I’m very fond of!

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