Thank you so much for sharing your secret addictions following my previous post about my current vice.
We 'more mature' bloggeroos have words and phrases in our vocabulary that have become out of date. An overheard conversation between two of us old duffers will sound like a foreign language to anyone born after 1970.
So today, I have decided to educate and inform those younger ladies who don't know their rammle from their klimbim.
In the picture above you will what our poor old Mums used to wash our clothes with before they had a washing machine. The metal tub you see is a dolly tub. The hot soapy water was put in this and the clothes were washed by moving up and down and twisting the funny looking three legged wooden dolly peg.
The board you see sticking out of the tub is a washboard used to help scrub collars and cuffs.
Dollytub Cottage is so called as a play on words. I am an avid collector of 1950's British Hard Plastic Dolls. My clever old Liam, (God rest His Soul.) thought it up as my ebay identity.
Here's another word out of the Ark.................
Before about 1963 this wasn't called a dress - it was a frock.
This wasn't called a cooker............
We called it a stove.
That's NOT a wireless!
This is a wireless...........
I bet some of you are now feeling reeeeaaaally old!
Old English Lesson over.
I'm working on some more of my funny stories for you, so watch this space.
I just couldn't get my brain to work well today. (Withdrawal effects from the Coco Pops, I suspect!)
In the meantime, to exercise your chuckle muscles, I couldn't resist showing you this......
I spit my cuppa tea over my keyboard when I saw it!