One of my earliest memories is of my country grandmother doing the washing on Monday morning. The copper would be filled with water and when it was boiling like a witch's cauldron, she'd add the washing. It would bubble away for what seemed like forever and then it was put through the wringer until it resembled flat boards! She would then hang it out on the old wire clothes line where it spent the day in the sunshine and breeze. At sunset it was brought in, folded and put into the ancient linen cupboard. Every time I open my linen cupboard I can smell her cupboard full of sunshine and lavender .... bliss!.
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