Simple things.

Today I cleaned and pressed a 50kg axle for the first time (that makes it sound like it’s now sitting in my airing cupboard)

My daughter stroked a pig


And my son brushed a donkey.


Then we all sat down to shepherds pie and apple crumble together.


Today was a good day.


7 thoughts on “Simple things.

  1. longviewhill August 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm Reply

    Good things, all around!

  2. Tara August 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm Reply

    50kg!! I’m jealous. I couldn’t get above 40 tonight 😦

    • Helen Rothwell August 14, 2013 at 7:48 am Reply

      I only managed to clean it twice and press it once out of 5 attempts so not sure I will be able to get it at comp! Also you are killing Zerchers, I haven’t got above 75kg yet and that was with horrendously bad form and starting from top not bottom so had some recoil!

  3. Mandy @ fatgirlgonehealthy August 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm Reply

    It’s always good to take time out for the simple things. : )

    • Helen Rothwell August 14, 2013 at 7:50 am Reply

      Yes, I struggle with motherhood a lot so days like these need to be recorded to remind myself I don’t always suck at it 🙂

  4. Gingerzingi August 14, 2013 at 10:09 am Reply

    Completely off topic, I want to hear about this “airing cupboard.” What is that?

    (I had an idea several years ago for some sort of closet with air flow from the outside, so I could hang clothing that I’d only worn once, and let it air out, so that I wouldn’t have to launder clothes as much. I called it a “deputrefying chamber.” Is this similar?)

    • Helen Rothwell August 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm Reply

      “Airing cupboard[edit source | editbeta]
      An airing cupboard is a storage space, sometimes of walk-in dimensions, containing a water heater; either an immersion heater for hot running water or a boiler for central heating water. Shelves, usually slatted to allow for circulation of heat, are positioned above or around the heater to provide storage for clothing, typically linen and towelling. The purpose is to allow air to circulate around the stored fabrics to prevent damp forming. A shelf can also be used to fully remove traces of damp from dried clothing before it is put away in drawers and wardrobes. Other names include “boiler cupboard”, or (in Ireland) “hot press”.”

      Is this an English thing? We don’t have one in our current house and it’s something I aspire to.

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