I absolutely love this time of year. Spring and autumn are my preferred seasons. Spring where by everything is fresh & new and autumn is the time to prep for bedding down for the winter. I am lucky enough to cycle to my desk every morning, and it is lovely to see the roadsides awash with snowdrops, with the daffs making an appearance too.
My favourite thing about spring though, is that the tumble drier becomes redundant once more (thus saving on electric) and the washing line takes over.
Washing always smells better and somehow feels cleaner when it’s had a blow out on the line doesn’it? Although if you are anything like me you always end up leaving the peg bag outside! Interestingly Peg Buckets with drainage holes are now available. Ideal for those who forget to bring the pegs in at night, or for those that simply don’t have the space to.
As well as the washing line getting an outing, I also like to use a clothes horse. My mother always had one in the kitchen near the Aga. It was always in-situ. You can get metal ones these days, but the wooden ones are more traditional and I find they leave your clothes with a less obvious crease â€“ brilliant for my âno-ironingâ faze I am going through!
I also have an extending one on the utility room wall – useful for the tea towels and dishclothes to dry on.