Last night I had the most blissful nights sleep.
I washed all the bedding yesterday, the pillow protectors, mattress protector everything. They blew in the light breeze we had for some of the day and dried super quickly in the high heat of the midday sun. So rather than getting out a fresh set from the storage basket I simply put the same duvet cover and pillow cases etc right back on the bed.
The room had been aired all day and damp dusted while the bedding dried, so everything felt fresh and lovely, Even my towel had been added to the wash although it had only been washed the day before. So after a cool bath, it was off to my fresh bedroom and my lovely fresh bedding.
Yes it was warm, very warm but the freshness was relaxing and I fell asleep in my customary two minutes and woke bright and early this morning raring to go.
Oh and nothing flew off the washing line, I now have super strong pegs just to be sure :-)
The top picture was borrowed from Google Images, and it reminded me of hanging out my washing when I lived with my first husband and my boys on Ship Street on Barrow Island in Cumbria .....
.... so I just Googled the flats, and this image is one of the ones I found, exactly as I remember the outside of our flat.
We lived on the third floor, one from the top, oh how I remember bumping Jason's baby buggy up all those steps, then putting on the brake and going back down to fetch my shopping. But the good thing about living so high up was the speed at which the washing dried, even on a wettish day because of the shape of the flats most things got nearly dry, a good thing as I didn't have a washing machine in those days, it was all done by hand in the bath and wrung out as tightly as I could, and the washing line was accessed out of the bathroom window which was very handy.
I used to love seeing a row of freshly washed white terry nappies blowing in the breeze, but any bedding hung so low you would block out your lower neighbours view until it dried and you could reel it back in.
For all the hardship of the time we lived there I have lots of good memories to look back on, it was a simple time.