My dishwasher broke down this week, refuses to work just keeps beeping at me telling me the door is open, but it's not. I'm having to wash up by hand, and I don't like it one little bit.
It has got me thinking about all the things we rely on nowadays that when I was a child we just didn't have, but our mothers got on with the day by hand.
A refrigerator in the home, unheard of, we have a meat safe a box with a wire mesh door and if you were lucky a larder with a marble slab
A washing machine, mum used to wash everything in the sink using a wash board,
Oh yes and a dolly blue was added to the rinse water to whiten the linen
Makes me realise how lucky I am to have all these labour saving devises
Just one more thing coming back to having to wash up by hand, Mum used washing soda, not the easy washing up liquid we have today, but it softened the water and removed grease just as easily
Oh and thanks to the internet (internet what the heck is that, my mother would have said) I was able to google for all those pictures of the thinks my mother would have recognised.