Thursday, 7 April 2016

Hiding from the ironing

I brought this back with me from holiday. I don't usually buy anything but I loved the colours and wish I'd bought a couple of more pieces. It only cost £3 so I've no idea why I didn't.
They had lots of plants at Lidl today and I chose these. I didn't have a clue what they were as there was no name on the label, but Mum came for a coffee, took one look and told me they were ranunculus. I braved the cold and quickly planted them up then put them in the corner next to the iris bulbs that have started to come through. The sun is shining today and it might be spring but I'm freezing and I've had the heating on for most of the day.
I also bought oriental lilies. The colour of the pink is lovely and makes a change from the white ones I usually buy.
I've had a bit of a knitting fest this afternoon and finished the body of the baby cardigan and one sleeve. I've only ever knitted cardigans in pieces before but this seems to be a one piece, so I hope I've read the pattern right. 
The knitting fest was in a bid to block out this horrible job that awaits me. There are a couple of towels and swimming costumes that will get put straight away but apart from that this lovely pile of ironing is all mine.
Plus this little lot that was in the wash basket before we went away needs to be added to the top of the pile!
And Thomas has decided to build a den, so no doubt after this lot has been dragged all over the floors there'll be more washing to do. I'm not bothered though. I love a bit of den building going on in the house and I might just climb in there myself and hide from the ironing.
The thought of which has turned me to drink. But don't worry, it's a rose lemonade tea which is absolutely delicious.
Back tomorrow.

xxx






16 comments:

  1. Awww welcome home X did you have a lovely time? I'd be tempted to 'smooth' a lot of that ironing!! I've been experimenting with tea and we could do a tea bag swap! It's really lovely to see you on my list again! I missed you! X

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    1. We had a lovely time thanks Rachel. I think I will be smoothing some of the ironing out, I'm sure nobody will notice.

      I have some pouchong, rose lemonade and assam here ready and waiting for you, just waiting for your address :) xx

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  2. That is a lot of ironing! Hope you can find more items you can fold and put away without having to iron.

    The baby cardigan is very pretty!

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    1. Hi Bless. I've spotted a few bits I can put away without ironing and things like shorts will be left in the basket until the sun starts shining over here. So I might never have to iron them haha.

      The pattern on the cardigan is lovely isn't it. When I looked at the photo the shape didn't look right though and when I checked the pattern sure enough I hadn't read it right and I need to unpick some of it! Ah well. xx

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  3. I love the piece of pottery you brought back, maybe you'll get to go again and buy more. I absolutely HATE ironing so I leave it and leave it until I have an absolute mountain of it to do, and then I have no choice!!!

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    1. Thank you. Why I didn't buy any more I really don't know. Maybe it's because the last time I brought something home it got completely shattered by Mark. I bought a pair of pottery candlesticks which I'd packed perfectly when Mark decided he needed to bring home 1,000's of cigarettes and in a bid to get them all in the case he pushed down so hard they broke into dozens of pieces. The air was blue! xx

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  4. ah, a pretty post full of pinkness, ranunculus and ironing! My ironing always seems to look like that, but I just put a vlog or something on You Tube and plod through it. Makes me almost enjoyable!

    Kids are funny aren't they. Violet is forever dragging stuff across the floors with me bellowing 'pick it up, it'll get filthy', then I quickly add 'not that my floors are dirty, I do wash them, but even so ..' ha ha!

    Nice and cold this morning. Bet you wish you were back in the sun! ;o) x

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    1. I thought of you when I was posting the pink things. I can't see anything pink without you flitting across my mind these days! I've done a bit of ironing today, but there's still lots more to do.

      I hate anything being dragged along floors, my own included and I used to cringe when we took Amy and Thomas out to a restaurant or a pub when they were babies and they wanted to crawl around on the carpet. (Shuddering as I type that).

      Have to admit I'm missing the warmth. My bones still haven't warmed up. xx

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  5. Love the colours in this post. And yes, if there's anything that brings you back to earth with a bang after a relaxing holiday, it's the bliddy ironing. I'm hoping that whilst you take a break in the den, the Ironing Fairy will pay a visit. Well, you never know....

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    1. It certainly does bring you down to earth with a bump. I bet I'm only home 15 minutes before the first load gets put in. I used to have an ironing elf at Number 38. He arrived just after the HA. I'd get up and there would be a big pile of it done. Unfortunately, he disappeared quite a while ago and I fear he will never return. Maybe I could buy one on my visit to Ireland. xx

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  6. Lovely colours in your holiday buy. The holiday washing and ironing... what fun!

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    1. I love bright colours and I'm kicking myself for not buying a couple more pieces. They had a lovely oblong tealight holder which would have looked lovely on the coffee table.

      I'm going to have to pull my finger out with the ironing. I think I'll leave the board up tomorrow and do it in 20 minute stints. Maybe.... xx

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  7. The washing and ironing is never fun. It's the drying I struggle with when the weather is wet. My ironing pile always seems to look like that. X

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    1. Hi Jules, I've got a dryer which I use for towels in desperation but clothes come out so creased I can't iron them so it's no good even in emergencies. I have to rely on the weather or the clothes dryer which is fine until there's a weeks worth to do. I try to iron as I go along. I'd rather do 20 minutes every day than stand there for 2 hours. Actually I'd rather pay somebody to do it for me but that's not going to happen. xx

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  8. That is a lovely colourful piece! I'd have been tempted, too ...
    Your summerhouse/shed/playhouse is the same colour as ours - we both have good taste, har, har!
    Ironing ... my husband does it! Well, half of the stuff is his, is it not? Half of the bedding, half of the towels, half of the tea towels, half of the clothes ... seriously, we share all the chores (but we are retired, it's not like one of us is at home and one out at work.)
    Margaret P

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    1. We do indeed have good taste Margaret :) The summerhouse was originally brown and I can't believe how much it's lifted the garden painting it that colour. I toyed with blue but was glad I went for the green. Although blue might be my next choice.

      What a super husband you have, although I'm sure you are equally a super wife! After my heart attack Mark picked up a lot of the chores and ironing was one of them. Unfortunately, he's reverted back to form and doesn't do any at all now. It's annoying as he's more than capable and even if he did it once a month it would be a lovely treat. He hoovers every day for me though, empties the dishwasher and helps me change the bedding, plus he always has a cup of tea waiting for me when I come down in the morning, so mustn't grumble, although I do like to haha. xx

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