Sunday, July 26, 2009

the joy of laundry

As domestic things go, cleaning is really very low on the list of enjoyable household jobs. I don't like cleaning, don't get me wrong I like having a clean house, but the actual act of cleaning I dread, I would much rather being doing something else like cooking. With the exception of laundry, I really enjoy doing laundry especially in the summer! Hanging the washing out on the line, the smell of summer on the sheets, towels and clothes. With the current heat wave here, everything dries in record time. Managed to get 3 loads wash, dried and put away in a morning! I have to say I love white cotton sheets in the summer, they some how feel cooler at night.

My recent addition to the laundry routine, Borax! I add a handful to every load and I it definitely makes for cleaner, whiter washing. Also I am a sucker for packaging! I love the vintage feel, and the random cow girl on the front. I like the way it looks on the shelf in the laundry room. I'm in the process of freshening up the laundry with a fresh coat of pale blue paint. In a another few days it should be finished! I think it will make the laundry experience a little bit prettier and with a baby on the way and the plan to use cloth nappies, I'm sure I'll be spending more time in there!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

barefoot and pregnant

yep that's me. Sorry blog land, I have wanted to write to you! but, well various things have stopped me, for one 3 and 1/2 months of truly awful morning sickness(more like 24 hours feeling and being sick), then it was mothers day(work =crazy) then we were away on holiday and just were goes the time go? I keep meaning to post, I've taken the pictures, compose the post in my head and then? and then? well it just never made it on here. But onward and upward from here. I'm back!!!

I'm in the process of planning a lovely girly tea party with 2 of my dear friends tomorrow. It's going to be filled with lovely vintage tea cups and crockery, sandwich triangles, fresh fruit, homemade ice cream and scones with cream of course. Wanted it to be clotted cream but can't get it here in Canada, I googled some recipes but it sounds to long and complicated for me. By the way isn't the words "clotted" and "cream" together about the grossest sounding combination for something that is so delicious!
One of those English quirks! Will report back later this week with tea party pictures!