Before the summer departs, I want to show you my favourite and my best (oh how I miss Charlie and Lola!), pretty summer skirts.
I’d been looking for a skirt that I could ‘twirl and swoosh’ in for a while and then, whaddya know, two come along at the same time.
Though, washing the clothes wasn’t as glamorous as wearing them. A lot of clothes were more than likely hand-washed (and handmade come to think of it!) and even if you were lucky enough to own a washing machine, it would have been a twin tub - less labour intensive than doing it by hand, but by no means easy. Lifting the sodden washing into the spinner with wooden tongs was hard work – though good for keeping the arms nice and toned, I’m sure!
And if doing the washing wasn’t enough of a faff – fridges weren’t commonplace either and there were definitely no freezers. So, that meant shopping every day for groceries – yawn! And no ready meals, no microwaves...oh jeez.
In hindsight, not sure I was born too late actually as I would have been, most definitely, a lousy (and very stroppy) wife/mother/friend/person in the 1950’s.
Mr. B: “What do you mean, ‘would have been’?”
Me: “Oh, shut ya face!”