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Simon Thomas

Mercy!
I should get a copy of that Persephone, just to enjoy how different my routine is. Morning routine... wash, dress, have breakfast, make lunch... don't seem to have scheduled in time to polish door handles or vacuum my lampshades...

 Barbara MacLeod

Oh, what a tonic you are!!! I laughed and laughed! I have been ill but am now getting better. One sure thing I am finding out: laughter is the best medicine!

P.S. I am prepared for the April 12th book group get-together.... Irish soda bread? You are speaking to an expert (whose receipe is slightly different).

Thanks again for all your blogsite. You really made my day!

Danielle

I saw this book but thought it wouldn't be one that I would be interested in reading, but now I think I've changed my mind. fascinating in it's own way.

Elaine

I now have a cleaner.......

rosie

My husband is descaling the kitchen taps as I type. He enjoys housework, so I let him do the major share(so kind of me).

Charity

I will confess that when I handwash dishes, I much prefer to do them all by myself. People invariable like to come along and throw stuff into the dishwater, and I can only wash dishes by hand if I do them in a very particular order, geared to minimize yucky things floating around touching me in the water. :0)

I find my days go sooo much better when I follow a basic morning routine. If I miss it, I spend all day feeling behind, you know?

Margaret Powling

Kay Smallshaw's book is great, as are so many other Persephone books and books on housekeeping (I collect both Persephone books and books on housekeeping, by the way, so I'm a tad biased!)
Our 3rd dishwasher died and went to the great white goods heaven about a year ago. Since when we've just bothered to replace it. We had our first dishwasher way back in 1976 and I relied on them heavily until last year. And now we've rediscovered the joys of hand washing the dishes. It takes no time at all when you get stuck in, and you know that the glasses won't have smears and the Royal Worcester won't get chipped (we had a spate of the dishwasher nibbling pieces out of the ceramics!) And, of course, we always had to re-clean the scrambled egg and rice pudding pan/dish! We may buy another dishwasher; I dare say they've improved since even our last purchase about 12 years ago, and it is 'greener' to use a dishwasher, so I understand, as it uses less water than handwashing.

Lindsay

What you are supposed to do, I am told by the book I've just been reading, is do the dishes with your mother / son and sing to each other ... not something that I happened in my house, I admit, but for the literary justification, look out on my blog undor "wobegone" in a few days time!!

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