Diane asked for some more posts about living on the boat, so here we go. One thing I had to give up when we moved on to the boat was the tumble drier. It sounds mad, but I only ever tumbled dried anything that needed ironing. I made sure that things got the minimum amount of drying and then took them out and hung them straight up. That way I never ever did any ironing, my most hated chore in the world. Over the years I have conditioned all my boys (and hubby) that if they bought something that needed ironing after tumbling, then they ironed it themselves! I used to wash every single day when we lived in the house, but now I do two wash loads a week. I don't quite know how that has worked out as we are still wearing clean clothes and don't smell (as far as I know!). A lot of my washing I do at work, but sometimes when I am off work I have to use the washing machine at the house. Pete put this line up for me and it turned out to be the most expensive washing line in the world. The actual line and pegs I had in the shed at home and the posts were left over from the barge. So where was the cost you ask? Well it was the £350 drill that Pete used to put the line up and then immediately dropped in the mud below!!!!
I have now discovered that hanging some things on hangers and leaving them to blow in the wind, they also don't need ironing. Amazing what you learn later in life!!!!